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Doctors should accept they are no longer primary decision makers in care, says think tank

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5972 (Published 03 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5972
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Doctors have to change their view of themselves as the primary decision makers in care and shift to a partnership model that allows patients to play an active part in determining their own care, a health think tank has said.

The King’s Fund claims that it is time for a new approach to caring for people with long term conditions that involves doctors being more proactive and preventive in their approach.

In a report1 on the management of long term conditions published on 2 October, the think tank says that …

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