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Do first opinions affect second opinions?

Vashitz G, Pliskin JS, Parmet Y, et al. Do First Opinions Affect Second Opinions? J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(10). doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2056-y.

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May 23, 2012
Vashitz G, Pliskin JS, Parmet Y, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(10).

This study found some evidence that the recommendations of physicians who are asked to provide second opinions are influenced by the initial clinician's opinion, particularly if the first clinician recommended interventional treatment.