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Doctors launch website on patients' experiences of illness

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:10
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    The founder of a UK medical bulletin and an Oxford GP who had cancer have launched a website offering personal and informative health data for people with serious illnesses.

    The database of patient experiences of illness (DIPEx) is the brainchild of Andrew Herxheimer, former editor of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, and GP Ann McPherson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago.

    The site will answer questions about what a diagnosis means and what the person should do about it, in …

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