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Doctors inclined to gamble on their own treatments

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

  LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press Published Monday, Apr. 11, 2011 10:00PM EDT 0 comments Email Print Decrease text size Increase text size Physicians may choose riskier treatment for themselves than they’d recommend for their patients, according to a study that highlights a need for candid discussions about patients’ preferences. The findings are important because patients faced with difficult medical decisions often ask their doctors, “What would you do?” The answer reflects the doctors’ values – not necessarily those of the patient. Doctors should know what their...

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