Letters

Clinical skills still provoke debate

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.627 (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:627
  1. Tom Woodcock
  1. Consultant Intensive Care Units, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO9 4XY

    Clinical skills are complemented by technology

    EDITOR,--J Goodwin's editorial on the importance of clinical skills fails to offer any worthwhile evidence for the hypotheses proposed.1 The author opines that only the “clinically inexperienced” depend on the Swan-Ganz catheter for measuring intracardiac pressures in critically ill patients, yet the author offers no evidence to support this “good example” of undue reliance on technology and ignores objective …

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