Coulter A. Do patients want a choice and does it work? BMJ. 2010 Oct 14;341:c4989.
Nothing about me without me was the guiding principle adopted by 64 participants from 29 countries at a 1998 Salzburg Global Seminar convened to develop ideas for improving the quality of health care by involving patients. The catchphrase has now resurfaced in the coalition governments new plan for the NHS in England, which sees patient choice and shared decision making as key mechanisms to create a patient centred and quality focused NHS.