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Table 2 Aggregate survey results

From: The professionalism disconnect: do entering residents identify yet participate in unprofessional behaviors?

Behavior Professionalism rating Observed or participated
  Un/Somewhat professional Neutral Some/Fully professional Neither observed or participated Observed Participated
Attended a "drugrep" (pharma-sponsored) dinner or social event 165 (44%) 153 (40.8%) 53 (14.1%0 79 (21.1%) 90 (24.0%) 212 (56.5%)
As a woman, wore clothing to the hospital which revealed exposed midriff, cleavage or thighs 347 (92.5%) 18 (4.8%) 6 (1.6%0 143 (38.1%) 233 (62.1%) 5 (1.3%)
Wore wrinkled shirts or pants, tennis shoes, cargo pants to the hospital 325 (86.7%) 39 (10.4%) 7 (1.9%) 101 (26.9%) 191 (50.9%) 89 (23.7%)
Wore a white coat which was in poor condition (e.g. wrinkles, stains, tears in pockets) 301 (80.3%) 64 (17.1%) 5 (1.3%) 84 (22.4%) 152 (40.5%) 145 (38.7%)
"Blocked" an admissions you thought was inappropriate 195 (52%) 111 (29.6%) 63 (16.8%) 150 (40.0%) 172 (45.9%) 59 (15.7%)
Celebrated a "blocked" admission 322 (85.9%) 43 (11.5%) 5 (1.3%) 159 (42.4%) 181 (48.3%) 41 (10.9%)
Disparaged the ER team/outpatient doctor to others for missed findings later discovered on the floor 348 (92.8%) 16 (4.3%) 5 (1.3%) 152 (40.5%) 197 (52.5%) 32 (8.5%)
Friended a patient on Facebook 338 (90.1%) 30 (8%) 3 (0.8%) 306 (81.6%) 70 (18.7%) 5 (1.3%)
Dated a supervising attending 326 (86.9%) 41 (10.9%) 4 (1.1%) 274 (73.1%) 103 (27.5%) 4 (1.1%)
Dated an attending on another service 204 (54.4%) 146 (38.9%) 21 (5.6%) 256 (68.3%) 119 (31.7%) 6 (1.6%)
Had coffee, lunch or a drink with a patient 251 (66.9%) 104 (27.7%) 15 (4%) 295 (78.7%) 72 (19.2%) 14 (3.7%)
Dated a patient 359 (95.7%) 8 (2.1%) 4 (1.1%) 320 (85.3%) 56 (14.9%) 5 (1.3%)
Discussed patient information in a hospital public space (e.g. elevator, cafeteria, parking lot, etc.) 351 (93.6%) 16 (4.3%) 4 (1.1%) 123 (32.8%) 167 (44.5%) 91 (24.3%)
Had a nonmedical/personal conversation in a patient corridor (e.g. discussing evening plans) 185 (49.3%) 146 (38.9%) 39 (10.4%) 100 (26.7%) 96 (25.6%) 185 (49.3%)
Treated staff, technicians, coordinators, etc. differently than physicians 326 (86.9%) 37 (9.9%) 8 (2.1%) 156 (41.6%) 202 (53.9%) 23 (6.1%)
Made fun of a patient to a colleague (e.g. made a derogatory comment about a patient while they were under anesthesia) 359 (95.7%) 8 (2.1%) 4 (1.1%) 166 (44.3%) 188 (50.1%) 27 (7.2%)
Made a disparaging comment about a patient on Facebook, blog, etc. 360 (96%) 6 (1.6%) 4 (1.1%) 292 (77.9%) 86 (22.9%) 3 (0.8%)
Made a disparaging comment about a student, resident, attending, other member of the healthcare team on Facebook, blog, etc. 361 (96.3%) 6 (1.6%) 4 (1.1%) 281 (74.9%) 94 (25.1%) 6 (1.6%)
Skipped a lecture or talk in which attendance was required and no truly urgent patient care issue needed attention 332 (88.5%) 32 (8.5%) 7 (1.9%) 159 (42.4%) 147 (39.2%) 75 (20.0%)
Arrived late to rounds for nonclinical reasons 342 (91.2%) 25 (6.7%) 4 (1.1%) 147 (39.2%) 157 (41.9%) 77 (20.5%)
Shared an answer with a peer during an examination 358 (95.5%) 9 (2.4%) 4 (1.1%) 295 (78.7%) 81 (21.6%) 5 (1.3%)
Cheated on an exam because there wasn't time to study 362 (96.5%) 5 (1.3%) 3 (0.8%) 305 (81.3%) 73 (19.5%) 3 (0.8%)
Used material from the web (ppt slides, papers, etc.) to pass off as original work (without referencing the author) 361 (96.3%) 7 (1.9%) 3 (0.8%) 293 (78.1%) 82 (21.9%) 6 (1.6%)
Encouraged a student to state that they were doctor to expedite patient care 353 (94.1%) 13 (3.5%) 5 (1.3%) 245 (65.3%) 126 (33.6%) 10 (2.7%)
Asked a student to discuss with a patient medical or surgical information which was perceived to be beyond their level of knowledge 354 (94.4%) 12 (3.2%) 3 (0.8%) 263 (70.1%) 104 (27.7%) 14 (3.7%)
Asked a student to perform a medical or surgical procedure on a patient which was perceived to be beyond their level of skill 355 (94.7%) 9 (2.4%) 4 (1.1%) 282 (75.2%) 91 (24.3%) 8 (2.1%)
Performed medical or surgical procedures on a patient beyond perceived level of skill 354 (94.4%) 13 (3.5%) 3 (0.8%) 283 (75.5%) 73 (19.5%) 25 (6.7%)
Misrepresented an ordered test as "urgent" in order to get it expedited 322 (85.9%) 40 (10.7%) 6 (1.6%) 219 (58.4%) 118 (31.5%) 44 (11.7%)
Reported patient information (labs, test results, exam results) as normal when uncertain of the true results 359 (95.7%) 7 (1.9%) 3 (0.8%) 260 (69.3%) 104 (27.7%) 17 (4.5%)
Indicated a test or examination had been completed when it had not (although was intended to be) 362 (96.5%) 6 (1.6%) 2 (0.5%) 281 (74.9%) 93 (24.8%) 7 (1.9%)
Falsified patient records (e.g. backdating a note, documenting physical findings not personally obtained, etc.) 362 (96.5%) 6 (1.6%) 2 (0.5%) 298 (79.5%) 79 (21.2%) 4 (1.1%)
Avoided caring for a patient because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. 360 (96%) 7 (1.8%) 3 (0.8%) 325 (86.7%) 53 (14.1%) 3 (0.8%)
Signed out patients over the phone 217 (57.9%) 122 (32.5%) 30 (8%) 177 (47.2%) 121 (32.3%) 83 (22.1%)
Posted patient information such as "an interesting rash" or other physical finding on the web, Facebook, blog, etc. without permission) 349 (93.1%) 18 (4.8%) 3 (0.8%) 304 (81.1%) 74 (19.7%) 3 (0.8%)
Filmed or photographed a patient without their consent 356 (94.9%) 10 (2.7%) 3 (0.8%) 293 (78.1%) 80 (21.3%) 8 (2.1%)
Signed out a procedure or task that could have been completed in order to go home as early in the day as possible 348 (92.8%) 18 (4.8%) 2 (0.5%) 244 (65.1%) 131 (34.9%) 6 (1.6%)
Logged false duty hours to protect the GME program and or program director 342 (91.2%) 20 (5.3%) 8 (2.1%) 231 (61.6%) 128 (34.1%) 22 (5.9%)
Stayed past required shift limits to complete a patient care task which could have been signed out 174 (46.4%) 140 (37.3%) 56 (14.9%) 187 (49.9%) 91 (24.3%) 103 (27.5%)
Did not alert one's attending/supervisor that you may have made an error 352 (93.9%) 12 (3.2%) 3 (0.8%) 289 (77.1%) 80 (21.3%) 12 (3.2%)
Did not alert one's attending/supervisor that one of your colleagues had made an error that you were aware of 332 (88.5%) 35 (9.3%) 3 (0.8%) 295 (78.7%) 74 (19.7%) 12 (3.2%)
Used a drug from the sample drug cabinet for an indigent patient 148 (39.5%) 122 (32.5%) 97 (25.9%) 207 (55.2%) 113 (30.1%) 61 (16.3%)
Used a drug from the sample drug cabinet for a friend or family member 200 (53.3%) 60 (16%) 10 (2.7%) 272 (72.5%) 99 (26.4%) 10 (2.7%)
Written or called in a prescription for self 315 (84%) 45 (12%) 10 (2.7%) 289 (77.1%) 71 (18.9%) 21 (5.6%)
Written or called in a prescription for a friend, colleague, etc. (without seeing the patient or making a note in a patient chart) 318 (84.8%) 43 (11.5%) 9 (2.4%) 234 (62.4%) 108 (28.8%) 39 (10.4%)
Accepted a gift from a patient worth < $25 167 (44.5%) 146 (38.9%) 57 (15.2%) 222 (59.2%) 107 (28.5%) 52 (13.9%)
Accepted a gift from a patient worth > $25 296 (78.9%) 66 (17.6%) 6 (1.6%) 286 (76.3%) 89 (23.7%) 6 (1.6%)