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[The Boston Globe Daily Dose blog] Boston Doctors Object to New PSA Screening Recommendations

Men should be the ones to make that decision, said Dr. Michael Barry, a co-author of the commentary in an interview. Barry, a primary care physician and director of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, said he tells his patients who are considering PSA screening that one study found it led to 7 fewer deaths per 10,000 men aged 55 to 69 who were screened over a period of nine years. "I think some men will look at that benefit and still decide the PSA test is right for them."
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[The Boston Globe Daily Dose blog] Doctors Admit they Lie to Patients and Hide Mistakes, Survey Reveals

For now, patients facing a choice between multiple procedures or medications might want to ask doctors about any financial interests that could bias them in favor of one treatment over another, said Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, a Boston-based patient advocacy group.
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