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The iatrogenic potential of the physician's words.

Barsky AJ. The Iatrogenic Potential of the Physician's Words. JAMA. 2017;318(24):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16216.

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November 15, 2017
Barsky AJ. JAMA. 2017;318:2425-2426.

Inadequate information sharing between physicians and patients can diminish patient safety. This commentary discusses how providing patients with certain information can contribute to stress, misunderstandings, and poor decision-making. The author advocates for clinicians to choose words carefully to reduce the potential for these complications.

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Barsky AJ. The Iatrogenic Potential of the Physician's Words. JAMA. 2017;318(24):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16216.