Parents are the best judges of school attendance

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7333.365b (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:365
  1. Richard Reading, consultant community paediatrician (r.reading@uea.ac.uk)
  1. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY

    EDITOR—Barnes et al describe school absence in the week after a minor injury on a Sunday as unnecessary, but on what grounds?1 Three months ago on another Sunday morning I was taken to the emergency department after being knocked off my bike. I had soft tissue bruises, …

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