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Communicating risk

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1404-b (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1404

But does it work, Doctor?

  1. Joanne Protheroe (joanne.protheroe@man.ac.uk), general practitioner
  1. National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

    EDITOR—A theme issue of the BMJ urged practitioners to communicate risk, and share decision-making with their patients, but this is not always straightforward. Godolphin says that there are comparatively few medical problems for which good risk information is available.1 I would add that, even when there is substantial research, the findings …

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