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Most Americans have positive overall views of medical doctors, and roughly half or more believe they can routinely count on medical doctors to do a good job, to show concern for patients’ interests and to provide fair and accurate information. But about half of Americans see professional misconduct as at least a moderately big problem, and many are skeptical that doctors are usually transparent about conflicts of interest or take responsibility for mistakes, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
74% of Americans have a positive view of medical doctors.
Trust and mistrust
About half or more Americans say medical doctors usually care about their patients’ best interests (57%), do a good job providing diagnoses and treatment recommendations (49%) or provide fair and accurate information when making recommendations (48%).
But there is more concern over issues of scientific integrity: 15% say doctors are transparent about potential conflicts of interest…
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