Remember CURB BADLIP in the UKBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2767 (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2767
- Matthew Hoghton, general practitioner1,
- Stephanie Chadwick, general practitioner2
- 1Clevedon Riverside Group, Clevedon BS21 6DG
- 2Bristol BS10 6SP
Minerva reported a bioethics memory aid to help doctors in the United States assess a patient’s capacity during an emergency.1 CURVES stands for choose and communicate, understand, reason, value, emergency, and surrogate.
In the United Kingdom, however, the law on making decisions about a person’s capacity is different from …