Survey shows that at least some physicians are not always open or honest with patients

Iezzoni, L.I., Rao, S.R., DesRoches, C.M., Vogeli, C., Campbell, E.G.
Submitted: February, 2012

Data from a 2009 survey of 1,891 practicing physicians nationwide assessing how widely physicians endorse and follow these principles in communicating with patients. The vast majority of physicians completely agreed that physicians should fully inform patients about the risks and benefits of interventions and should never disclose confidential information to unauthorized persons. One-third did not completely agree with dis