Ageism in services for transient ischaemic attack and stroke: Whose ageism?BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.755-a (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:755
- Iona Heath, general practitioner ([email protected])
- Caversham Group Practice, London NW5 2UP
EDITOR—I have misgivings about the paper by Fairhead and Rothwell and about the suggestions of ageism in the accompanying editorial by Young.1 2 In the introduction, we learn that lower rates of treatment in older people might legitimately reflect patients' choice. However, the conclusions of the abstract assert a willingness to have surgery on the part of elderly patients, and in …
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