Copying in or copping out?BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2688 (Published 10 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2688
- John Main, consultant nephrologist1
- 1James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW
I’m all in favour of health literate patients1—indeed, I see my role as helping patients understand what is happening to them and detailing the options so they can then choose what they want.
But I don’t copy my letters to them.
The purposes of clinic letters are to communicate with general practitioners and keep a legible record in …