On the subject of trust, MDs still get high grades

When it comes to rating which professions are most ethical and honest, nurses and physicians come out on top, reported Managed Care (1/04). Nurses were ranked as being the most honest and ethical out of 23 different professions in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. Physicians, along with veterinarians, came in second, with 68% of respondents celebrating the virtues of each profession.

In contrast, only 11% said HMO managers were perceived as honest and ethical. HMO managers beat out car salesmen, who were the least respected of the professions ranked.