Letters

Methods of consent should be tested experimentally

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.271c (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:271
  1. T Marteau
  1. Psychology and Genetics Research Group, UMDS, Guy's Campus, London SE1 9RT.

    EDITOR, - Jeffrey S Tobias and Robert L Souhami use their clinical experiences to argue that inviting patients to make informed decisions may not be what patients want and sometimes results in more harm than good.1 There is some empirical evidence to support this supposition. People vary in the role they wish to have in decisions regarding treatment. Some of this variation …

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