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A 55-year-old woman comes to the physician because of a 3-month history of increased fatigue and difficulty sleeping She says that she feels sad and empty and Is not interested in her hobbies anymore She has no history of major medical illness She takes no medications She does not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol Physicalexamination and laboratory studies show no abnormalities Treatment with escitalopram is started The next day, the patient's husband calls the physician l ask about his wife's diagnosis. Which of the following is the most appropnate response by the physician to the patient's husband?
A) 'I can tell you about your wife's diagnosis since you are her legal next of kin."
B) 'I cannot discuss any patient information over the telephone, so I recommend that you come to the office with your wile instead"
C) 'I can't disclose your wife's diagnosis to you unless you have health care power-of-attorney rights "
D) 'I'm sorry, but I cannot tell you anything about your wife's diagnosis without her permission."
■ E) 'Since I don't know the source of your wife's depression, you should discuss this with her"