How cardiologists feel about Medicare, physician-assisted death and more: 10 notes

Cardiologists have differing views on several medical issues, including Medicare, physician-assisted death and vaccinations, according to a Feb. 3 report from Medscape based on a survey of more than 4,100 practicing physicians.

How cardiologists responded to questions about about 10 medical issues: 

1. Fifty-three percent of cardiologists said physicians should speak out if employers are not providing needed resources. 

2. Seventy-four percent said cardiologists should be required to get flu vaccines. 

3. Fifty percent believe said physician-assisted suicide should be legal for terminally ill patients, while 14 percent believe it depends on the situation. 

4. Eighty percent said they would reveal a dangerous medical mistake to a patient. 

5. Fifty-eight percent said a romantic relationship with a patient is never acceptable. 

6. Seventy-one percent said they would report a physician for sexual harassment or bullying. 

7. Fifty-three percent said they would report a physician for making racist remarks, while 30 percent said it depends. 

8. Nine percent said it is acceptable to overstate a patient's condition to insurance. 

9. Sixty-six percent said cardiologists are obligated to take some Medicaid patients. 

10. Thirty-six percent said cardiologists should be required to partake in yearly charity work. 

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