Letters

Interventions must be effective to be needed

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1535a (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1535
  1. Sarah Scobie,
  2. Ian Basnett,
  3. Peter McCartney
  1. Researcher in needs assessment and primary care Camden and Islington Health Authority and Family Health Services Authority, London NE1 2LJ
  2. Consultant in public health medicine Camden and Islington Health Authority, London NW1 2LJ
  3. General practitioner London N1 3JQ

    EDITOR,—John Shanks and colleagues suggest that conventional methods for assessing needs require adaptation for use in primary care.1 They are right that several methods should be used, although this applies in all areas of needs assessment. An important element of needs assessment that they …

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