Scientists have discovered why patients lie to doctors

Doctors are photographed on the phone

Ученые выяснили, почему пациенты постоянно врут докторам

MOSCOW, 30 Nov – /strong>. Approximately 60-80% of patients lie to nurses and doctors upon entering a hospital, and in most cases this is due to the basic shame and pride. This was learned physicians, published an article in the journal the JAMA Network Open.

“Why all the lies? Most patients just want the doctor considered them as “model patients”. They fear that doctors deem them “worthless” people who are not able to make the right decisions,” says angel Fagerlin (Angela Fagerlin) from the University of Utah in salt lake city (USA).

Unhappy visitors of clinics and beauty salons often accuse doctors that they hide from them the real diagnoses, cheat and prescribe unnecessary medicines. Sometimes such claims are well founded. Recently, scholars from the United States revealed a whole group of “killer doctors” systematically violating the rules of work, whose share accounts for a third of the complaints and the unjustified deaths of patients.

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