The Lies Doctors Tell

If you are expecting to get the truth out of your doctor then think again.

Physicians aren’t being completely honest especially when it comes to medical mistakes.

With fears of medical malpractice a real concern, physicians may hold back on the whole story with their patients.

“Our findings raise concerns that some patients might not receive complete and accurate information from their physicians,” the researchers write in the February issue of the journal Health Affairs. The findings also question whether patient-centered care — which is a philosophy of medicine that respects the preferences, needs and values of patients — is possible without more openness and honesty, the researchers from Harvard Medical School said.

Asking questions, doing your research and being an informed consumer of medical services is the best way to achieve a positive outcome with your care.

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