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    What does "than was warranted" mean?

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    Roughly 83% of the survey respondents completely agreed with the statement that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue. The rest either agreed somewhat or disagreed. When it came to actual ethical performance, 11% said they had told a lie to an adult patient or a child's guardian in the preceding 12 months, and 55% said that they had described a patient's prognosis in a more positive manner than was warranted.

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    Re: What does "than was warranted" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    Roughly 83% of the survey respondents completely agreed with the statement that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue. The rest either agreed somewhat or disagreed. When it came to actual ethical performance, 11% said they had told a lie to an adult patient or a child's guardian in the preceding 12 months, and 55% said that they had described a patient's prognosis in a more positive manner than was warranted.
    "Than was justified by the true situation."

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    Re: What does "than was warranted" mean?

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    I'm fairly sure it means that the doctors exaggerated the positive aspect of the prognosis, i.e. the doctors stated a more positive prognosis than what was called for.

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    Re: What does "than was warranted" mean?

    Thank you both

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