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Dishonest doctors: Why physicians lie

Date: February 11, 2012
Author: Dr. Otis Webb Brawley M.D.
QUOTE: although two-thirds of doctors agree they should share serious medical errors with their patients, one-third did not completely agree. Nearly two-fifths of the respondents said they did not disclose their financial relationships with drug and device companies. And more than 55% of physicians said they often or sometimes described a patient's prognosis in a more positive manner than the facts might support.

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