About 88 percent of physicians said they would report a colleague who was working under the influence of drugs, alcohol or illness, according to Medscape's "Right and Wrong in Medicine" report, released Nov. 2.
Thirty-two percent of physicians said they would definitely report a colleague, while 56 percent said they would report a colleague after talking to them first.
Two percent of physicians said they would not report such a colleague, and 10 percent said it would depend on the situation.
Thirty-four percent of physicians also said they should be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol, while 45 percent think they should not. Twenty-one percent said it depends on the circumstances.
Medscape's report surveyed more than 4,100 practicing physicians.