White Coats, White Lies: How Honest Is Your Doctor?

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Is your doctor telling you the truth? Possibly not, according to a new survey in Health Affairs of nearly 1,900 physicians around the country.

The researchers found that 55% of doctors said that in the last year they had been more positive about a patient’s prognosis than his medical history warranted. And 10% said they had told patients something that wasn’t true.

Study finds MDs not always honest with patients

Study: Some doctors not always honest with patients, shading prognosis, not revealing errors

More than half admitted describing someone’s prognosis in a way they knew was too rosy. Nearly 20 percent said they hadn’t fully disclosed a medical mistake for fear of being sued. And 1 in 10 of those surveyed said they’d told a patient something that wasn’t true in the past year.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Study-finds-MDs-honest-apf-1676172890.html

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