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Cultural diversity matters

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:784
  1. Vasiliy Vlassov, professor (
  1. Saratov State Medical University, PO Box 1528, Saratov, 410601 Russia

    EDITOR—To investigate whether patients are partners1 in Russia we recently conducted a small study of patients in hospitals of a provincial town. Although half of the patients knew their right to participate in decisions and to give …

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