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Ask the patients - they may want to know more than you think

Dickinson, D. and Raynor, D.K.T. (2003) Ask the patients - they may want to know more than you think. BMJ, 327 (7419). p. 861. ISSN 0959-8138

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What information do patients need about medicines? Partnership between health professionals and patients depends, in part, on the provision and exchange of accurate and reliable information about drugs, but who should provide it? We invited contributors to answer the question from the perspectives of patients, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical industry

People's appetite for information about their treatment is often greater than doctors believe.1 Clearly, patients vary in the extent of their desire for partnership in making medical decisions. It follows that part of the duty of a health professional is to work out how much partnership a patient wants, and what information he or she needs to support that level of partnership.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 BMJ Publishing Group.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Healthcare (Leeds) > Academic Pharmacy Practice (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2008 13:33
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 08:33
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.861-a
Status: Published
Publisher: BMJ Publishing
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1136/bmj.327.7419.861-a
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4909

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