Patients' views of priority setting

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.447 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:447

Details of qualitative studies are needed

  1. Sarah Perry
  1. Research associate Faculty of Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP

    EDITOR,—Does the BMJ have a method for reviewing the standard of qualitative research projects? If so, why was Andrew Dicker and David Armstrong's paper on patients' views of priority setting accepted for publication?1 There are uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals2—yet Dicker and Armstrong fail to report who invited the patients to take part in the study, what selection criteria were used, and who conducted the interviews. If the general practitioner conducted …

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