94 articles published between 20 Feb 2012 and 26 Feb 2012

Editor's Choice

A modern approach to mental health

BMJ 2012;344:e1322 (Published 23 February 2012)



Public health director says he has been bullied for criticising health bill

BMJ 2012;344:e1387 (Published 24 February 2012)

Banning “below cost” alcohol will have little effect on consumption, say researchers

BMJ 2012;344:e1413 (Published 24 February 2012)

Information failings at Scottish health authority led to inaction on adverse clinical events

BMJ 2012;344:e1394 (Published 24 February 2012)

Head of healthcare watchdog resigns after series of damming reports

BMJ 2012;344:e1396 (Published 24 February 2012)

Medical ethics conference hears about professional responsibility, patient autonomy, and corporate power

BMJ 2012;344:e1398 (Published 24 February 2012)

Prices for NHS services can change by 10% every year, finds study

BMJ 2012;344:e1405 (Published 24 February 2012)

Endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer, study shows

BMJ 2012;344:e1363 (Published 24 February 2012)

Paediatricians call for government to withdraw the health bill

BMJ 2012;344:e1384 (Published 24 February 2012)

Government wins vote to keep risk assessment of NHS reforms private

BMJ 2012;344:e1388 (Published 24 February 2012)

Government must do more to de-politicise science, says US group

BMJ 2012;344:e1392 (Published 24 February 2012)

Surgeons condemn Lansley for misinformation on outcomes of knee operations

BMJ 2012;344:e1326 (Published 23 February 2012)

India reaches milestone of no cases of wild poliovirus for 12 months

BMJ 2012;344:e1328 (Published 23 February 2012)

Watchdog claims more accurate GP lists will save NHS £6.1m

BMJ 2012;344:e1366 (Published 23 February 2012)

Red Cross tries to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria

BMJ 2012;344:e1351 (Published 23 February 2012)

Government must listen to scientists as their ability to predict disasters improves

BMJ 2012;344:e1354 (Published 23 February 2012)

Agency is under fire for refusing to supply details of sudden deaths after first dose of multiple sclerosis drug

BMJ 2012;344:e1360 (Published 23 February 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e1208 (Published 21 February 2012)

Cameron’s summit deepens divisions among professionals over health bill

BMJ 2012;344:e1294 (Published 21 February 2012)

Chain of 30 kidney transplantations sets new US record

BMJ 2012;344:e1304 (Published 21 February 2012)

New study on competition in NHS presents complex picture

BMJ 2012;344:e1320 (Published 21 February 2012)

Novartis challenges India’s drug patent laws in Supreme Court

BMJ 2012;344:e1279 (Published 21 February 2012)

WHO recommends further delay in journals publishing research on bird flu

BMJ 2012;344:e1284 (Published 21 February 2012)

Trust tells woman she cannot have her stored ovary tissue because of law change

BMJ 2012;344:e1285 (Published 21 February 2012)

Doctor convicted of terrorism related offences in US is struck off by GMC

BMJ 2012;344:e1300 (Published 21 February 2012)

News - continued

Israel bans graduates of Al Quds University from taking exam to enable them to work in Israel

BMJ 2012;344:e1265 (Published 21 February 2012)

Union urges Spanish doctors to report effects of budget cuts on patient care

BMJ 2012;344:e1270 (Published 21 February 2012)

Congressmen demand faster publication of trial data after BMJ revealed long delays

BMJ 2012;344:e1217 (Published 20 February 2012)

HIV groups have much to teach hepatitis doctors about better diagnosis and treatment

BMJ 2012;344:e1266 (Published 20 February 2012)

Obama’s plan to include contraception in healthcare provision provokes religious opposition

BMJ 2012;344:e1267 (Published 20 February 2012)

Row erupts over effect of plain packaging on smoking rates

BMJ 2012;344:e1269 (Published 20 February 2012)

Women at risk of HIV can continue to use hormonal contraception but with condoms

BMJ 2012;344:e1226 (Published 20 February 2012)

Water molecule movement may be the key to monitoring success of ovarian cancer treatment

BMJ 2012;344:e1229 (Published 20 February 2012)

BMA warns of “private sector kicking GPs out of their surgeries”

BMJ 2012;344:e1241 (Published 20 February 2012)

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of NHS funds have been spent on care of private patients with PIP implants

BMJ 2012;344:e1259 (Published 20 February 2012)

Bird flu research is likely to be published in full within a year, editors say

BMJ 2012;344:e1268 (Published 20 February 2012)

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e1248 (Published 22 February 2012)


Seeing through the alcohol statistics haze

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2012;344:e1273 (Published 22 February 2012)

“One in four” with a mental health problem: the anatomy of a statistic

Stephen Ginn, Jamie Horder

BMJ 2012;344:e1302 (Published 22 February 2012)


Colombia’s response to healthcare crisis

BMJ 2012;344:e802 (Published 23 February 2012)

How the NHS measures up to other health systems

BMJ 2012;344:e1079 (Published 22 February 2012)

Clinical Review

Managing retinal vein occlusion

BMJ 2012;344:e499 (Published 22 February 2012)


Rational Testing: Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection

BMJ 2012;344:e828 (Published 24 February 2012)

10-Minute Consultation: Epistaxis

BMJ 2012;344:e1097 (Published 23 February 2012)

Uncertainties Page: Does taking probiotics routinely with antibiotics prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea?

BMJ 2012;344:e682 (Published 21 February 2012)

Easily Missed?: Phaeochromocytoma

BMJ 2012;344:e1042 (Published 20 February 2012)

Views & Reviews

And in this manner he died

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e1205 (Published 22 February 2012)

Exploiting non-communicable disease

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e1278 (Published 22 February 2012)


David Ingle

BMJ 2012;344:e1170 (Published 22 February 2012)

Kindness in healthcare: what goes around

Iona Heath

BMJ 2012;344:e1171 (Published 22 February 2012)

Doctors in Dickens

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2012;344:e1193 (Published 22 February 2012)


A sore red eye with systemic involvement

BMJ 2012;344:e1121 (Published 24 February 2012)

Cohen’s coefficient κ

BMJ 2012;344:e1178 (Published 22 February 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e1199 (Published 22 February 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e1194 (Published 22 February 2012)


Rise in life expectancy is marred by widening inequality gap

BMJ 2012;344:e1390 (Published 24 February 2012)

Assaulting alternative medicine: worthwhile or witch hunt?

BMJ 2012;344:e1393 (Published 24 February 2012)


Antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes

BMJ 2012;344:e1093 (Published 23 February 2012)

Illegally produced alcohol

BMJ 2012;344:e1146 (Published 21 February 2012)

Deep brain stimulation therapy

BMJ 2012;344:e1100 (Published 21 February 2012)

Health information technology and patient safety

BMJ 2012;344:e1096 (Published 20 February 2012)


Peter John Fenton

BMJ 2012;344:e1219 (Published 22 February 2012)

Frederick Valentine Flynn

BMJ 2012;344:e1223 (Published 22 February 2012)

Philip John Kingston

BMJ 2012;344:e1224 (Published 22 February 2012)

Keith Leiper

BMJ 2012;344:e1228 (Published 22 February 2012)

Eric Sherwood-Jones

BMJ 2012;344:e1230 (Published 22 February 2012)

Patrick Mollison

BMJ 2012;344:e1233 (Published 22 February 2012)

Winston James Jackson

BMJ 2012;344:e1236 (Published 22 February 2012)

Nigel Paul Minett

BMJ 2012;344:e1250 (Published 22 February 2012)

Terence Edward O’Brien

BMJ 2012;344:e1252 (Published 22 February 2012)

Prabhakar Shankar Phatak

BMJ 2012;344:e1254 (Published 22 February 2012)

William Ramsay

BMJ 2012;344:e1255 (Published 22 February 2012)

John Anthony Rumble

BMJ 2012;344:e1256 (Published 22 February 2012)

John Steven Shepherd

BMJ 2012;344:e1258 (Published 22 February 2012)


How accountable will clinical commissioning groups be?

BMJ 2012;344:e1216 (Published 21 February 2012)

Markets cannot ration care equitably and efficiently

BMJ 2012;344:e1218 (Published 21 February 2012)

The NHS is not a sacred cow

BMJ 2012;344:e1220 (Published 21 February 2012)

We need a shift from reactive to proactive care

BMJ 2012;344:e1225 (Published 21 February 2012)

Wills and wishes in organ donation

BMJ 2012;344:e1232 (Published 21 February 2012)

Assessing properly the usefulness of clinical prediction rules and tests

BMJ 2012;344:e1238 (Published 21 February 2012)

Exactly how are blood pressure and mortality related?

BMJ 2012;344:e1242 (Published 21 February 2012)

Author’s reply to Rogers

BMJ 2012;344:e1243 (Published 21 February 2012)

Increase in acanthamoeba keratitis may be associated with use of multipurpose contact lens solution

BMJ 2012;344:e1246 (Published 21 February 2012)

A question for Andrew Lansley

BMJ 2012;344:e1215 (Published 21 February 2012)

Breast screening debate can be settled only with high quality randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2012;344:e737 (Published 21 February 2012)

Start by picking low hanging fruit

BMJ 2012;344:e869 (Published 21 February 2012)

Randomised controlled trial needed to determine necessity of surgery for “atypical” breast lesions

BMJ 2012;344:e890 (Published 21 February 2012)

Research Methods & Reporting

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