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Survey report: When actors play doctors on TV

MedPage Today, April 23, 2009

Nine out of 10 respondents to a MedPage Today poll say medical TV shows have an impact on the doctor-patient relationship. But what that impact is depends on the particular show, according to more than half (53%) of the 1,555 respondents. Those who put the television offerings definitively in one bucket or the other split almost equally on whether such shows help (20%) or harm (18%) the doctor-patient relationship, the survey found.