Be careful when extrapolating trial data to real lifeBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.812-a (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:812
- Nigel Dudley ([email protected]), consultant in elderly medicine
- St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF
EDITOR—Lenzer describes how stroke centres in the United states are under fire for their planned use of alteplase.1 Most people who have a stroke are not young but old. What both groups have in common is the difficulty in understanding even basic risk and benefit information.2
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