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Prevalence of and factors associated with patient nondisclosure of medically relevant information to clinicians.

Levy AG, Scherer AM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, et al. Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(7):e185293. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5293.

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December 19, 2018
Levy AG, Scherer AM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(7):e185293.

Diagnostic errors and delays may occur when patients fail to disclose medically relevant information. This study analyzed online survey responses from 4510 patients and found that about 70% reported not disclosing information. Disagreement with a clinician's recommendation or failure to understand a clinician's instructions were common. Patients most often did not disclose because they feared judgment from the clinician or felt embarrassed.

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Levy AG, Scherer AM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, et al. Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(7):e185293. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5293.