Assessing Honesty Among Physicians


Researchers in Boston suggest that some patients may not receive complete and accurate information from their physicians. Of nearly 2,000 practicing physicians responding to a survey, the following was reported:

About 33% did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients.
Nearly 20% did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue.
Almost 40% did not completely agree that they should disclose their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients.
More than 10% reported having told patients something untrue in the previous year.

 Source: Health Affairs, February 2012.

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  1. honesty is the best policy if you are practicing in a country where there are no lawyers.


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