US doctors lie to help patients

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
  1. Norra Macready
  1. California

    Over half of doctors would deceive insurance companies to obtain coverage for their patients, according to a survey presented at the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine in Washington, DC, last week.

    Many doctors are finding that their role as a patient advocate often conflicts with their financial and contractual obligations to third party payers, said Dr Victor Freeman from …

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