One Out of Nine Doctors Lied to Patients Last Year

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Three Stooges

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According to a pretty disturbing new study, 11% of doctors . . . that’s one in nine . . . say they lied to a patient last year.  The most common lie is telling a patient their prognosis looks better than it does.  20% of the doctors say they didn’t disclose a mistake to a patient because they were afraid of being sued.

According to a pretty disturbing new study, 11% of doctors . . . that’s one in nine . . . say they lied to a patient last year.

Of that group . . . 55% say they described a patient’s prognosis in a more positive manner than they should’ve.

35% didn’t disclose a financial relationship with a drug or device company.

28% intentionally or unintentionally revealed health information about one of their patients.

And 20% say they didn’t fully disclose a mistake to a patient . . . mainly because they were afraid of being sued for malpractice.

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