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Assertions about patient information are not supported

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.946 (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:946
  1. Mary Dixon, Lecturer in health policy
  1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP

    EDITOR,--I am surprised at the assertion of Philip Meredith and colleagues that patients do not use information provided in printed form “nor particularly like doing so.”1 Such an assumption seems to contradict research findings over the past decade showing that patients tend to be much more satisfied with communication after they are given printed information,2 …

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