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Mental health patients criticise lack of information

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.712/b (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:712
  1. Carol Harris
  1. London

    Mental health patients want more information from doctors about side effects of drugs and more choice in treatment, a new report from the charity Mind says.

    Mind has uncovered patients' discontent through its “yellow card” scheme, introduced in 1995, whereby patients can use the charity's yellow cards to report to it the side effects of their drugs. It then passes the information on to the Medicines Control Agency. Mind set up the scheme in response to concerns about under-reporting of side effects by doctors under the government's yellow card …

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