“Old age” can be appropriate on death certificatesBMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7310.455a (Published 25 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:455
- Brian Mansfield, general practitioner ([email protected])
- St Luke's Surgery, Bath BA3 6SE
EDITOR—I cannot let Kafetz's assertions that “old age” should not be acceptable on death certificates join the growing list of ex cathedra statements arising from the actions of one wayward practitioner [Harold Shipman].1 One of the roles I still consider I have as a general practitioner is to protect my patients from overzealous investigation, …
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