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Haslam D. Sharing information with patients will improve care. Practitioner Nov 2018;262(1820):31

Sharing information with patients will improve care

22 Nov 2018Registered users


Towards the end of my career as a frontline GP, I started providing my patients with printouts of their blood test results, along with a guide to what they meant. Perhaps I had been impressed by the vet who treated my Labrador, and who always did the same. It just struck me as odd that animal patients always seemed to be provided with more information than their human counterparts. The most that humans typically get is ‘Your blood test results were fine.’

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