“Old age” should not be acceptable on death certificates

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.993/a (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:993
  1. Kalman Kafetz (kalmankafetz@hotmail.com), consultant physician, medicine for elderly people
  1. Whipps Cross Hospital, London E11 1NR

    EDITOR—Dyer reports that a new agency to catch underperforming or incompetent doctors has been set up.1 It was set up in the wake of an official report confirming that Harold Shipman, a British general practitioner serving …

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