Authors' replyBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.949c (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:949
- Pandora Pound,
- Patrick Gompertz,
- Shah Ebrahim
- Research sociologist Research fellow Professor of clinical epidemiology Department of Public Health, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London NW3 2PF
- Professor of sociology Department of Social Policy and Social Science, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham Hill, Surrey TW20 0EX
EDITOR,--The study population was representative of survivors of stroke admitted to hospital within the inner city; it did not claim that it was representative of all patients with stroke. We are confident that a reasonable spread of different views was achieved since we have information about non-responders, which was presented in the paper.
As we have already explained to Ann Bisset, the methodology used in the stroke outcome …