US doctors are sometimes economical with the truth, survey showsBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1069 (Published 13 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1069
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington, DC
Most US doctors believe that they should be open and honest with patients, but a substantial number acknowledge that they do not always practise what they preach, says a new study published in Health Affairs (doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2010.1137).
About a third of doctors did not always inform patients of serious medical errors or disclose financial relationships with drug and device companies, the study found.