ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - A new study indicates that more than a third of doctors would not suggest their places of work to loved ones seeking medical care.
Researchers with the Department of Health in the United Kingdom learned the startling fact about doctors and nurses working for the National Health Service (NHS) through a recently conducted survey.
According to their findings, one out of every three NHS staff members also felt that people in managerial roles did not respond to patient concerns.
The study, if universally applied, could affect the choices made by millions of Americans who rely upon publicly available hospital care every year.
According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, approximately 45 people for every 100 in the United States visit the emergency room of a local hospital.
The CDC also noted on its official website that overnight hospital stays last, on average, for around 5 days.
In the United Kingdom, survey answers additionally indicated that a third of workers with the NHS had, at least once during the last month, seen a medical mistake made while on duty.
The Daily Mail is reporting that 101,000 NHS employees – doctors, nurses, administrative staff and paramedics alike – took part in the broad-reaching survey.