Intended for healthcare professionals

Book Book

Patient Power

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:126
  1. Ted Osmun, family physician
  1. Mount Brydges, Ontario, Canada

    Sarah Harvey, Ian Wylie

    Simon and Schuster, £9.99, pp 310

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    ISBN 068484026X

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    Subtitled “Getting the best from your healthcare,” Patient Power is meant to put the patient in control, wresting it from the NHS bureaucracy. Armed with this book, patients will be ready for that rude receptionist, uncaring nurse, and disinterested consultant. Knowing exactly what they are entitled to, patients might even have some idea how to get it. And if they don't, they will certainly know to whom and how to complain.

    While the book does …

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