Doctors Don't Follow Their Own Advice on Medical Treatment

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It's been known that doctors tend to avoid their advice for patients when it comes to treating themselves but it's pretty amazing how big the difference really is. Radiolab dug up a decade-long survey made by Joseph Gallo of John Hopkins that showed what doctors really think.

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The scenario the doctors were given was "irreversible brain injury without terminal illness". Taking a look at the survey and it's pretty, um, clear that doctors don't want any type of treatment other than pain meds:

Illustration for article titled Doctors Dont Follow Their Own Advice on Medical Treatment
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It's a far cry from us civilians who would try every route in order to get better. Sometimes the cards are the cards, I guess. [Radio Lab via Smithsonian Mag, Image Credit Shutterstock]

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this is actually a true scenario, doctors don't usually do what they advise, leading up to a old adage: "do what i say, not what i do..." (normally applies to doctors which are smokers and advise their patients not to smoke...)