Letters Are family and friends tests useful?

Family and friends test is inappropriate for patients with cancer

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3553 (Published 04 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3553
  1. Andrew J King, haematology registrar1,
  2. Toby Eyre, haematology registrar1,
  3. David Bruce, haematology registrar1
  1. 1Department of Haematology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK
  1. andrewjohnking{at}gmail.com

The family and friends test in which patients are asked “If a friend or relative needs treatment, I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation” is now mandatory.1

We believe that it is completely unsuited …

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