Letter: Patients' rights
Thursday 19 November 1998
Most of us have to trust our doctor's judgement. In the great majority of cases, this trust is not abused. Faced with a repair job on the house, most of us would not dream of proceeding without getting at least two assessments. Yet for a repair job on our bodies we are expected to accept a single opinion and are sometimes intimidated by the medical profession if we do otherwise.
Among all the serious issues raised by the Ledward case, I hope the medical profession's attitude to patients seeking a second opinion will come under review.
GILLIAN D HALL
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