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Just How Honest are Doctors?

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Most doctors say they're not always honest with their patients.

A new survey in the journal health affairs finds that more than half admit to making a patient's prognosis sound better than it actually is.

One out of five doctors also say they didn't fully disclose a medical mistake for fear of being sued.

And one in ten admit they've lied to a patient in the past year.