Letters Santa’s little helpers on patient leaflets

Children could keep the healthcare community on its toes

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k606 (Published 09 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k606
  1. Sneha Rooh, palliative physician and interventional pain specialist,
  2. Smita Asthana, scientist D,
  3. Labani Satyanarayana, scientist G
  1. ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Department of Biostatistics and Health Research, Noida sector 49,#7, I block, Utter Pradesh, India
  1. drsneharooh5420{at}gmail.com

Reading a scientific medical journal rarely makes one smile, but Wigley and colleagues’ article on what happens when you let children design patient information leaflets did just that.1

We wonder why information leaflets are filled with medical jargon; is it our fixation with brevity? The discomfort we inherit with …

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