Risk-Benefit Ratio: The Soft Underbelly of Patient Autonomy

Gunn, Albert E.
September 1991
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall91, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p139
Academic Journal
Presents an essay on the impact of risk-benefit ratios on patient autonomy in medical decision making. Challenge on the logic of the use of risk-benefit ratios; Maintenance of the appearance of patient autonomy by mere rhetoric; Shift of real decision-making back to physicians.


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