Patients should be given more information about drugs during consultations

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1330 (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1330
  1. T P Schofield
  1. Lecturer in general practice Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR,—In her editorial Barbara Meredith describes the information that consumer organisations may require to be able to advise consumers about drugs.1 We recently studied 271 videotaped consultations by general practitioners in the Oxford region in which a new prescription was given.2 A large majority of the patients (232) indicated that they got most of their …

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