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Letters Patient choice in the NHS

Patient choice in the NHS: capturing “decision regret”

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5363
  1. Arthur Sun Myint, lead clinician, Papillon
  1. Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral CH63 4JY, UK
  1. sun.myint{at}

Kar asks whether genuine choice is possible in the NHS.1 This is definitely an issue for some patients with cancer. Consenting clinicians do not always explain the possible treatment options and traditionally consent patients for the option that they as clinicians think is right for the patient, generally regarded as “the …

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