Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Patients’ needs of doctors

Should doctors be asked what they need from patients?

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 20 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5111
  1. Eugene Yeung, physician
  1. Lancaster Royal Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  1. eugeney{at}

I appreciate the effort to elicit patients’ expectations on a large scale.1 But I wonder whether we should also survey what doctors need from 21st century patients. I am aware of a 2018 survey of 5956 general practitioners and trainees on the advice they would …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription