Just 3% of patients with long term conditions have a written care plan, study findsBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4396 (Published 21 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4396
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Just 3% of patients with long term conditions have a written care plan and large numbers of people are not as involved in their healthcare decisions as they want to be, a study has found.
A study by National Voices, a coalition of over 160 health and care charities, collated patient and service user reported data from 19 England-wide surveys.
It found that just over half (54%) of the 808 332 respondents to the 2017 General Practice Patient Survey identified themselves as having one or more long term conditions and, of these, 3% said they had a written care …