What leads to physician misbehavior?

Here are the driving causes behind physician misbehavior, according to Medscape's "2023 Physician Behavior Report," based on a survey of 1,671 physicians across 29 specialties:



Changing times and acceptance of more casual behavior

52 percent

General personal arrogance

52 percent

Job-related stress

49 percent

Personal issues unrelated to work

49 percent

More demanding patients

27 percent

Lack of medical school training on social skills

26 percent

Mental health effects from working during COVID-19

23 percent

I don't think any such factors contribute to poor or unprofessional behavior

5 percent

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