Letters Calcium supplementation

Some issues on outcomes

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39493.741817.BE (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:403
  1. Jinelle N Ramlackhansingh, specialist registrar public health
  1. 1Manchester Primary Care Trust, Manchester M23 9LT
  1. jinelle.ramlackhansingh{at}manchester.nhs.uk

    The article by Bolland et al was reviewed at our public health department’s monthly journal club.1 This raised some issues concerning the outcomes used, the method of allocation of the women, and the presented results.

    The use of a composite end point (myocardial infarction, stroke, or sudden death) creates difficulties in …

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