Is Your Doctor Telling You the Truth?

Are you sure?

The results of a recent survey published in the journal Health Affairs had some stunning
results.

According to the survey of more than 1800 physicians:

  • 1 in 10 have knowingly lied to a patient or
    guardian within the last year.
  • More than half have described a patient’s
    prognosis in a manner more positive than warranted with in the last year.
  • Approximately 20% have not disclosed a medical
    error
    for fear of being sued.

Of course, the survey results do not necessarily mean that your physician is being untruthful with you. However, they should give you pause to ask questions and to make sure that
your doctor is telling you what is really going on so that you can make informed decisions about your medical care and your future.