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Patients’ perspectives on medical information: results of an informal survey

Raja, Kavitha (2007) Patients’ perspectives on medical information: results of an informal survey. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 4 (1). pp. 16-17.

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Abstract

The autonomy of patients in making medical decisions is increasingly recognised globally, but is not fully adhered to in India. Information is the first step for a patient to be able to make a decision on his or her health care. The objective of this survey was to ascertain patients’ perspectives on the amount of information given to them by health professionals. The results of interviews with 222 patients show that perspectives vary, often according to the diagnosis. The amount of information given and the manner in which it is given are often not acceptable to the patient

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 05:08
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 05:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76414

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