Editorial on CFS was biased, inaccurate, and misleadingBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.914 (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:914
- Charles Shepherd, medical adviser. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- ME Association, Buckingham MK18 1TH
EDITOR—As a member of the chief medical officer's working group on chronic fatigue syndrome, I consider that Straus has failed to appreciate the difficulties of deciding what constitutes evidence in an illness as uncertain and heterogeneous as this.1 He also misunderstood, or took out of context, some of the key conclusions and recommendations in the chief medical officer's report.
Although it was agreed that evidence should not just be limited to the results …