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Doctor Ethics Survey: What Would Your MD Do?

Abortion

Would doctors perform abortions "in certain situations" if it went against their personal beliefs? Most doctors (51%) said they would. But 36% said they would not, and 13% said it depends on the situation.

Treating Pain vs. Avoiding Addiction

Would your doctor undertreat your pain for fear you might become addicted to pain drugs?

Only 15% of doctors would go that far. Nearly two-thirds (65%) never would undertreat pain for that reason, while 20% said it depends on the situation.

Free Lunch

If a pharmaceutical company sales representative took your doctor to lunch, could your doctor remain unbiased in his or her prescribing habits? 

Yes, 72% of doctors said. But 20% said they could not claim to remain unbiased, and 8% said it depends on the situation.

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