LATEST: More than 2.4% of the rest of us have gone to work feeling ill!
On Monday at Holyrood:
Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Scottish Labour): To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent BMA Scotland survey of 800 doctors, which reported that 71% of respondents said that they had gone to work when they felt too ill to do so.
Jeane Freeman: A holding answer was provided.
There are around 18 000 doctors and consultants in NHS Scotland.
There are a further 5 000 GPs.
800 respondents equals 3.5% of all doctors.
71% of the 800 sample equals 568 equals 2.4% of all doctors.
A self-selecting sample is unreliable.