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-- -- This is going to be eye opening for you a significant number of American doctors admit honesty isn't always the best policy.
-- agree to a new survey not only do many of them sugar coat the truth.
Some of them just flat out -- -- -- joining us right now a member of the Fox -- medical eighteen.
Doctor David somebody doctor this is -- disturbing study first up for you personally if within theory you made a mistake.
Do you lay it out to the person knowing that malpractice looms in the backdrop.
O'Brien everyone -- -- that it didn't as physicians we have a different bedside manner we are all under hippocratic oath that you always want to do the best for your patience.
But the truth is as you go through your medical trading.
We have our own style of dealing with the patience my style always has been.
If there is any medical error and occasionally that can happen is really to be honest with the patient talked to -- leave that open communication.
Is everything because it over the -- you can't -- as its position.
And they want the best kid they're vulnerable so it's my job to make sure that they get all the truth and if there is an issue.
Stay with them and -- you carry them through and that's how it's always wants to get this.
-- -- liberals let's look at the study because I apparently not all doctors are like you they talk to 2000 physicians across the country's 4% didn't see you need to disclose serious.
Medical errors so people in white coats are telling white lies -- school or not.
So look I think this is a study that came out from Harvard Medical School it's about but 22000.
Doctors out there it's not it's only a server -- a very small.
Sample of physicians out there.
-- and it is true that did the medical malpractice.
Can put sold his doctors on the pressure.
To sort of hold back some of the facts.
That's another example of what's going on in this country have to truly believe in that I think a lot of doctors truly is his here they are doing the best they can.
To take care of their patients but look.
You always have few bad apples in every field to -- look you have -- -- media you have the medical practice.
And other things but -- off.
This is a very small sample there are ways to really fix this and it okay for what they just go through a little bit more 20% in this goes and air because if you're malpractice insurance right huge.
-- your rates go up your prices go up it affects everybody.
10% lied to patients flat out -- 55%.
Exaggerate positive news regarding a prognosis of some of this may not be immediate life for example the positive news if you ask someone a family that's coming -- -- office.
And they are diagnosed -- cancer which is what they do and they're losing hope are holding tears.
It's the first thing is not to give them a false hope but try to bring them and hold it together and say look.
There is a solution we're gonna fight together we're gonna save you is -- -- lie you know it's basically bring it together to make sure we save them from this.
And then you go through this but there are ways to fix this I think patients have a big role to really bring someone to that.
Consultation educate yourself read about your disease -- with the question is if you don't understand something.
Being a wife or spouse that's also going to listen to you -- -- yet your first -- bring a -- just say create your own medical record and don't be intimidated.
I think it's extremely important to keep a record of everything that's going on past for those medical records can I have my labs of one -- -- -- of this that's extremely important.
And doctors we tend to speak his foreign language that nobody can understand these terminology is that to confuse you.
If you don't understand it asked thing but again it is no harming really finding out what's going on.
And that's open communication is always very very helpful and prevents any of these -- of issues.
-- a month thanks so much it's not that bad a job --
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