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Guidance has high priority in interventional procedures: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7461.351-c (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:351
  1. Bruce Campbell, chairman, interventional procedures advisory committee
  1. National Institute for Clinical Excellence, London WC1V 6NA

    EDITOR—I thank Anton Jacob for his comments on our editorial. The poor and scanty evidence on which many new interventions are based is self evident. We tried to explore some of the possible reasons. We made no claim that there were studies or “hard” evidence for the suggestion of “cultural and educational reasons”—this comment was simply proferred as one possible reason for …

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