For healthcare professionals only

Letters

Whether patients should be partners depends on the patient

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7212.784b (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:784
  1. Kameswari Lakshmi, clinical research assistant
  1. New York Medical College, Division of Oncology/Hematology, Room No 250, Munger Pavilion, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

    EDITOR—I have worked as a general practitioner in India for a couple of years and have encountered many types of patients. Most are more eager to know about their underlying problem—whether it is serious or small, curable or potentially fatal—than about the molecular biology or pathology. When health awareness is high and patients have easy access …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution

    Subscribe

    * For online subscription