Medical mindset influences decision making

SAN FRANCISCO — A pair of authors suggested physicians consider their own “medical mindset” when they or their patients are faced with making medical decisions. “The public has become acutely aware that experts disagree,” Pamela Hartzband, MD, said, citing the wealth of information available via various media and interpreted and disseminated differently. The same data are valued differently because of different mindsets, the authors said.

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