Representation of South Asian people in randomised trials: Ethnic origin need not be a barrier to participation

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.394-c (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:394
  1. Hannah Cooper (h.e.cooper@bham.ac.uk), research fellow in primary care,
  2. Helen Lester, senior lecturer in primary care,
  3. Sue Wilson, senior research fellow in primary care,
  4. Nick Freemantle, professor of clinical epidemiology and statistics,
  5. Harrison Riley, senior commissioning manager
  1. Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
  2. Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust, Bartholomew House, Birmingham B16 9PA

    EDITOR—Mason et al highlight the under-representation of South Asian people in some randomised clinical trials.1 This issue can be addressed by working in partnership with the local primary care trust. In the Heart of Birmingham teaching primary care trust, 58.5% of the population is from ethnic minority groups, compared with a national average …

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