A large majority agreed completely that physicians should fully inform patients about risks and benefits of interventions. They also agreed that they should never disclose confidential information to unauthorized people.
- But about 1 in 3 did not completely agree with telling patients about serious medical errors.
- Nearly 1 in 5 did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue.
- Almost 2 of 5 did not completely agree that they should disclose to patients their financial relationships with drug and device companies.
- More than 1 in 10 said they had told patients something that was not true during the previous year.