Learning from failures

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0

Just how difficult managing a chronic disease can be comes across in Colin Guthrie's opening letter (p 997): “Within a year almost half my personal workload became this health promoting clinical input. In the end almost all of these patients required a continuous personal input to maintain their weight loss, regular exercise, or healthy eating.” So imagine how hard it is for patients.

And patients' concerns emerge as being complex in this issue—our second theme issue on chronic diseases. It's a good theme for the BMJ …

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