Black Ribbon Project

for health care freedom and the doctor-patient relationship

Patient Autonomy Depends on Physician Autonomy

Writing in the Sept. 7, 2010 Wall Street Journal, Dr. Greenfield correctly points out that quality medical care consists of physicians applying their independent assessments to the unique circumstances of each individual patient. Without autonomy, this goal can not be achieved.

Read his concerns about current health care policy in In Defense of Physician Autonomy.

Doctors must be free to advise patients of the full range of treatment options—and patients must be free to choose.

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