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Attitudes need to change for patients to be more involved in care, says think tank

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6613
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Involving patients in their own care is widely supported until it comes to doing something about it, a new report from the King’s Fund concludes.1 Although evidence exists that it improves outcomes, and there are good examples of implementation at a local level and a policy commitment at national level, not much has actually happened, it says.

Putting patients first remains more of an aspiration than a programme of action, admitted …

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