European views on patients directly obtaining their laboratory test results

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Watson I. D., Siodmiak J., Oosterhuis W. P., Corberand J., Jorgensen P. E., DİKMEN Z. G., ...More

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.53, no.12, pp.1961-1966, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Medicine is a highly professionalized endeavour, by tradition centred on the authority of physicians. Better education and the advent of the information age cater for increased demands on society in general and on health care in particular to enable people to make informed decisions regarding themselves. Participation in medical decisions requires informed knowledge which is hard to obtain without substantial and time consuming professional help.