Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 153–154 | Cite as

On the prevention and treatment of exaggeration

  • Lisa M. Schwartz
  • Steven Woloshin
Editorials

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa M. Schwartz
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Steven Woloshin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.VA Outcomes GroupWhite River Junction
  2. 2.the Center for the Evaluative Clinical SciencesDartmouth Medical SchoolHanover
  3. 3.the Norris Cotton Cancer CenterLebanon

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