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To the Editor In the study by Caverly and colleagues,1 only 35% of patients surveyed reported having a discussion with their physicians regarding the harms of radiation from computed tomography (CT), and only 17% were involved in shared decision making. Clearly, physicians are obliged to communicate the risks of a medical intervention, but must they not also convey the uncertainty in the evidence surrounding the harm?
Jha S. Do Physicians Have an Obligation to Disclose the Uncertainty About Harms or Just the Harms?. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(18):1751-1752. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8471