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Adherence to advance directives

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1406

Quality of life matters

  1. Michael H Yardley (, general practitioner
  1. Lyngford Park Surgery, Fletcher Close, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8SQ

    EDITOR—I am disturbed by the implication that a sizeable minority of the participants in the study by Thompson et al would disregard an advance directive.1 Surely the reason for prescribing active treatment in the scenario presented is that there is some doubt about whether the …

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