23 July 2005 (Vol 331, Issue 7510)

Editor's Choice

Untangling a skein of wool

BMJ 2005;331:0.8 (Published 21 July 2005)

News

Lack of targets leads to underperformance in NHS services

BMJ 2005;331:175.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Blind eye to complaints allowed psychiatrists to abuse patients

BMJ 2005;331:175.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

In brief

BMJ 2005;331:176.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

25 000 civilians have been killed in Iraq since invasion

BMJ 2005;331:176.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Trusts ignoring safety alerts should be named, says CMO

BMJ 2005;331:176.3 (Published 21 July 2005)

Professor Roy Meadow struck off

BMJ 2005;331:177.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Ban advertising in Australian prescribing software, say researchers

BMJ 2005;331:177.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Women with benign breast disease face higher cancer risk

BMJ 2005;331:179.3 (Published 21 July 2005)

Extremely low birth weight is linked to risk of chronic illness

BMJ 2005;331:180.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Inquiry into high mortality of GPs' patients finds no wrongdoing

BMJ 2005;331:180.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Editorials

Health and health care in transitional Europe

BMJ 2005;331:169 (Published 21 July 2005)

The road to reform

BMJ 2005;331:170 (Published 21 July 2005)

Supply and regulation of medicines

BMJ 2005;331:171 (Published 21 July 2005)

Mental health in post-communist countries

BMJ 2005;331:173 (Published 21 July 2005)

Combating non-communicable diseases

BMJ 2005;331:174 (Published 21 July 2005)

Letters

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Dame Cicely Saunders

BMJ 2005;331:238 (Published 21 July 2005)

Thomas Ballantyne Begg

BMJ 2005;331:239.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Mark Fernell

BMJ 2005;331:239.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Obituaries - continued

William James Hay

BMJ 2005;331:239.3 (Published 21 July 2005)

Katharine Neil Maxwell (née Brittain)

BMJ 2005;331:239.4 (Published 21 July 2005)

Bala Krishna Hareendran Nair

BMJ 2005;331:239.5 (Published 21 July 2005)

Robert D Romanis

BMJ 2005;331:239.6 (Published 21 July 2005)

Michael Heinz Salz

BMJ 2005;331:239.7 (Published 21 July 2005)

This Week In the BMJ

Change of economic policy improved health in Poland

BMJ 2005;331:0.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Lung cancer mortality is declining in men but not women

BMJ 2005;331:0.5 (Published 21 July 2005)

Spousal physical violence affects one in three Albanian wives

BMJ 2005;331:0.3 (Published 21 July 2005)

EU scientific production fell after new states joined

BMJ 2005;331:0.6 (Published 21 July 2005)

How to tackle cardiovascular diseases in Croatia?

BMJ 2005;331:0.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Prevention policies for HIV/AIDS need improving

BMJ 2005;331:0.4 (Published 21 July 2005)

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2005;331:244 (Published 21 July 2005)

Fillers

Aspirin prevents stroke, but not MI, in women

BMJ 2005;331:0.7 (Published 21 July 2005)

Don't give up hope

BMJ 2005;331:207 (Published 21 July 2005)

Patients' library in Leeds 1775

BMJ 2005;331:215 (Published 21 July 2005)

Randomised controlled trials for the BMJ need to be registered

BMJ 2005;331:219.2 (Published 21 July 2005)

Short cuts

What's new in the other general journals

BMJ 2005;331:181 (Published 21 July 2005)

News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal]

News extra [these stories appear only on the web]

Papers

Papers - continued

Primary care

Education and debate

Cardiovascular risk factors in Croatia: struggling to provide the evidence for developing policy recommendations

BMJ 2005;331:208 (Published 21 July 2005)

Public health reforms in Estonia: impact on the health of the population

BMJ 2005;331:210 (Published 21 July 2005)

Transition and public health in the Slovak republic

BMJ 2005;331:213 (Published 21 July 2005)

Impact of transition on public health in Ukraine: case study of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

BMJ 2005;331:216 (Published 21 July 2005)

HIV is not just a transitional problem

BMJ 2005;331:219.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Transition and the HIV risk environment

BMJ 2005;331:220 (Published 21 July 2005)

Croatian healthcare system in transition, from the perspective of users

BMJ 2005;331:223 (Published 21 July 2005)

Patients' empowerment: the East side story

BMJ 2005;331:226 (Published 21 July 2005)

Ethics and the structures of health care in the European countries in transition: hospital ethics committees in Croatia

BMJ 2005;331:227 (Published 21 July 2005)

Ethics committees and countries in transition: a figleaf for structural violence?

BMJ 2005;331:229 (Published 21 July 2005)

Ethics in health care and research in European transition countries: reality and future prospects

BMJ 2005;331:230 (Published 21 July 2005)

Managing healthcare reform in Hungary: challenges and opportunities

BMJ 2005;331:231 (Published 21 July 2005)

Reviews

This week's Reviews section

Beneath the surface of stoicism

BMJ 2005;331:240 (Published 21 July 2005)

Health Care Systems in Transition: Cyprus/Germany/Slovakia/Estonia

BMJ 2005;331:241 (Published 21 July 2005)

Transformation of minds and souls

BMJ 2005;331:242 (Published 21 July 2005)

Projectitis? Supporting health reform

BMJ 2005;331:243.1 (Published 21 July 2005)

Uncompassionate care

BMJ 2005;331:243.2 (Published 21 July 2005)