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Openness is fine but deferred responsibility is not

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1147
  1. Robert J MacFadyen, consultant physician (
  1. Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

    EDITOR—In his Editor's Choice in the issue of 11 December Smith makes straightforward comments on bringing patients and the press into the process of health care.1 If they understood more of the practicalities of, say, cardiac surgery …

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