Letters

Patient partnership is not a magic formula

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7212.783 (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:783
  1. Aldo Mariotto, head ([email protected])
  1. Unit for Technology Assessment and Quality Assurance, Local Health Unit No 16, Padua, Via Delle Palme 15, 35100 Padua, Italy

    EDITOR—Partnership with patients in sharing medical decisions is an idea of paramount civil importance for modern health systems, as raised in correspondence in the eBMJ.1 Partnership stems, on the one hand, from the reasons underlying the right to informed consent to medical practices and the humanisation of the approach to patients and, on the other, from the development of advocacy in health promotion and self determination of civil rights. Such a profound innovation increases …

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