Physicians recommend different treatments for patients than they would choose for themselves.

  title={Physicians recommend different treatments for patients than they would choose for themselves.},
  author={Peter Anthony Ubel and Andrea M. Angott and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={171 7},
BACKGROUND Patients facing difficult decisions often ask physicians for recommendations. However, little is known regarding the ways that physicians' decisions are influenced by the act of making a recommendation. METHODS We surveyed 2 representative samples of US primary care physicians-general internists and family medicine specialists listed in the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile-and presented each with 1 of 2 clinical scenarios. Both involved 2 treatment alternatives, 1… CONTINUE READING
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