Letters Unethical health reforms

Appeal to doctor-patient relationship is unprofessional and unethical

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1944 (Published 29 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1944
  1. John D Matthews, general practitioner
  1. 1Park Road Medical Practice, Tyne and Wear NE28 7LP, UK
  1. john.matthews{at}nhs.net

“Safeguard clinical autonomy” used to be the moral rallying call for those opposing the development of clinical guidelines and formularies, but has now been exposed as lazy and self-serving. The recent article by Sokol1 has also helped expose another closely related, superficially respectable sounding …

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