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Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians

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Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians

December 4, 2018

Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians

In this research we examined what information patients are most likely to avoid telling a clinician, with a focus on types of information that are basic and essential to health care (eg, medication use, health behaviors, disagreement with recommendations, or lack of understanding of instructions). We also examined the characteristics that are associated with withholding information from clinicians and the reasons for this nondisclosure, distinguishing between, for example, nondisclosure due to embarrassment vs privacy reasons.

The full article can be downloaded below.  

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