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Canadian GPs believe that media health reporting could be better

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7198.1578a (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1578
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Canadian general practitioners are concerned about the lack of accuracy in media coverage of health issues, according to a recent survey.

    Only 34% of Canadian general practitioners in a recent poll considered media reports on medical health information to be highly accurate, while another 33% doubted reporters' ability to provide accurate and practical advice for people to lead healthier lives. Despite this, 72% thought that media coverage of health issues was generally a good …

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