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Ethnic misclassifications hamper progress in research

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1335 (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1335
  1. Charles Agyemang ([email protected]), associate researcher
  1. Amsterdam Medical Centre, Department of Social Medicine, 1100 DD, Amsterdam

    EDITOR—McDowell et al review the evidence for ethnic differences in susceptibility to adverse drug reactions to cardiovascular drugs.1 They concluded that patients from different ethnic groups have different risks for adverse reactions to cardiovascular drugs and that ethnic group may be one determinant of harms of a given treatment, either because it acts as a surrogate measure …

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