39%
Yes
61%
No
32%
Yes
40%
No
5%
Yes, this will decrease the amount of misinformation patients receive
9%
No, but the doctors should be required to disclose that the advice contradicts contemporary scientific consensus
2%
Yes, and the doctors should also lose their medical license
7%
No, only when the advice was proven to harm the patient
5%
No, scientific consensus can quickly change and patients should be allowed to try unconventional ideas

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 @9BJF3B4 from Virginia answered…1yr1Y

 @9GX62WV from North Carolina answered…7mos7MO

No, only if the advice was proven to harm the patient. Doctors should be required to disclose that the advice contradicts scientific consensus.

 @9BP88YF from Indiana answered…1yr1Y

No, only when the advice was proven to harm the patient and the doctors should be required to disclose that the advice contradicts contemporary scientific consensus.

 @9FF9SFF from Washington answered…9mos9MO

No, but doctors should be required to disclose that the advice contradicts contemporary scientific consensus, this must also be proven not to harm the patient

 @9GFPK3Z from Kansas answered…8mos8MO

Yes, but only when the advice was proven to harm the patient, scientific consensus can change and patients should be allowed to try unconventional ideas

 @99KHGST from Illinois answered…1yr1Y

If they go against consensus, they need to present their argument to the board and get their recommendation approved.

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