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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dishonest doctors: Why physicians lie
By Dr. Otis Brawley, Special to CNN

updated 3:05 AM EST, Sat February 11, 2012

We all want to think of medicine as an honorable profession and that the people in it work with integrity, but a new survey shows that may not be exactly true.

"The survey found that 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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