Quality of life assessments may help some patients

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7151.147a (Published 11 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:147
  1. C Saunders, Senior lecturer,
  2. M Baum, Professor of surgery,
  3. L Fallowfield, Cancer Research Campaign professor of psychosocial oncology
  1. Department of Surgery, University College London Medical School, London W1P 7LD

    EDITOR—Greenhalgh's story of how her patient felt exploited by the quality of life assessments in a clinical trial she had been invited to join highlights a common misconception held by a distressing number of clinicians.1 Many clinicians …

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