The best way to fight misinformation in health care

Fake news is a term that’s become notorious over the last couple of years. For notorious reasons perhaps. But there’s actually another serious arena where there is inadvertently an awful lot of “fake news” on a daily basis. And that is, well you guessed it: in health care throughout our nation’s hospitals and offices! Let me explain, and I suspect anyone who works in health care will be familiar with the scenario. A physician or nurse assumes care of a new patient and a huge amount of information is thrown their way. They have “coronary artery disease,” they “drink five beers a day,” they “take a steroid pill every day,” they “will be discharged to rehabilitation....

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