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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

The iatrogenic potential of the physician's words.

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.