7 Ways to combat medical misinformation

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The pandemic has shown that medical misinformation can spread as quickly as a deadly disease.

Medical misinformation is all too common these days, especially as many try to politicize public health recommendations. While doctors are not immune from these narratives, we are still expected to follow evidence-based practices. Even though we try our best to follow best clinical practices, misinformation often creeps up in the course of patient encounters. It is easy to grow frustrated when this happens but it’s important to remember that it often comes from a good place: our patients trust us to give them the real information.