While doing some "sideways" reading of today's Guardian I found this. The doctor writing is an oncologist but I think the discussion applies to us too. Is it not concerning that so many doctors don't really know the truth about the medications they try to force on us? And it places even more responsibility on us as a result.
The conclusion reached in the original paper was
"Conclusions and Relevance Clinicians rarely had accurate expectations of benefits or harms, with inaccuracies in both directions. However, clinicians more often underestimated rather than overestimated harms and overestimated rather than underestimated benefits. Inaccurate perceptions about the benefits and harms of interventions are likely to result in suboptimal clinical management choices."
Unfortunately it is behind a paywall so we can't read the lot.