14 January 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7839)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Outcomes that matter to patients

BMJ 2012;344:e318 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's News section

Hospitals have no excuse for cutting services, says Nuffield Trust

BMJ 2012;344:e275 (Published 11 January 2012)

Doctors are told to “make every contact count” to reduce costs of poor lifestyles

BMJ 2012;344:e319 (Published 10 January 2012)

Expert panel will examine feasibility of setting levels for drug driving

BMJ 2012;344:e73 (Published 6 January 2012)

Government puts pressure on private sector to pay for removal of PIP breast implants

BMJ 2012;344:e249 (Published 9 January 2012)

Doctor begins “Bevan’s Run” to stop the health bill

BMJ 2012;344:d8320 (Published 10 January 2012)

Clinical negligence claims against plastic surgeons rise “significantly”

BMJ 2012;344:e298 (Published 10 January 2012)

Doctors’ views will be sought on direction of new IT strategy

BMJ 2012;344:e185 (Published 6 January 2012)

Wakefield sues BMJ over MMR articles

BMJ 2012;344:e310 (Published 10 January 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e291 (Published 10 January 2012)

US advisory panellists on drug’s safety had ties to manufacturers

BMJ 2012;344:e244 (Published 10 January 2012)

Let doctors help terminally ill patients to die, says commission

BMJ 2012;344:e64 (Published 5 January 2012)

MPs call for review of alcohol guidelines

BMJ 2012;344:e231 (Published 9 January 2012)

Ignoring evidence has led to ineffective drug policies, shows research

BMJ 2012;344:e148 (Published 6 January 2012)

Haiti’s cholera outbreak provides important lessons for global health

BMJ 2012;344:e39 (Published 10 January 2012)

MPs warn government over wasting aid money in fragile states

BMJ 2012;344:e145 (Published 6 January 2012)

Nine in 10 Chinese are covered by medical insurance, but access to treatment remains a problem

BMJ 2012;344:e248 (Published 9 January 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Benefits and harms of mammography screening

BMJ 2012;344:d8279 (Published 6 January 2012)

Antihypertensives in octogenarians

BMJ 2012;344:d7293 (Published 4 January 2012)

Introducing new joint replacements to clinical practice

BMJ 2011;343:d8188 (Published 20 December 2011)

The saga of Poly Implant Prosthèse breast implants

BMJ 2012;344:e306 (Published 11 January 2012)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e76 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's Research section

Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: updated modelling of Forrest report

BMJ 2011;343:d7627 (Published 8 December 2011)

Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Show us the data: why clinical outcomes matter

BMJ 2012;344:e66 (Published 10 January 2012)

Patient reported outcome measures: how are we feeling today?

BMJ 2012;344:d8191 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's Analysis section

The idolatry of the surrogate

BMJ 2011;343:d7995 (Published 28 December 2011)


This week's Letters section

Is a clinician’s “gut feeling” enough to identify self harm?

BMJ 2012;344:e142 (Published 10 January 2012)

Difficulties in managing young people who self harm

BMJ 2012;344:e143 (Published 10 January 2012)

Authors’ reply to Ellis and Yates

BMJ 2012;344:e144 (Published 10 January 2012)

Patient related factors are also important in treating gout

BMJ 2012;344:e191 (Published 10 January 2012)

Life goes on for patients with cancer, as they desire

BMJ 2012;344:e155 (Published 10 January 2012)

Realities of medicine in South Africa lie behind its brain drain

BMJ 2012;344:e201 (Published 10 January 2012)

Root causes of doctors’ dissatisfaction must be tackled to stop brain drain

BMJ 2012;344:e190 (Published 10 January 2012)

Drug industry is now biggest defrauder of US government

BMJ 2012;344:d8219 (Published 10 January 2012)

The emperor’s NICE new clothes

BMJ 2012;344:e232 (Published 10 January 2012)

Keep it small and personal in any reconfiguration of healthcare providers

BMJ 2012;344:e183 (Published 10 January 2012)

Time to act on nonsensical outpatient follow-up ratio targets

BMJ 2012;344:d8243 (Published 10 January 2012)

Let’s simply scrap authorship and move to contributorship

BMJ 2012;344:e157 (Published 10 January 2012)

Why not switch to movie-style credits for research papers?

BMJ 2012;344:e179 (Published 10 January 2012)


This week's Observations section

Faith, hype, and charity

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2012;344:e317 (Published 11 January 2012)

Why do single event probabilities confuse patients?

Gerd Gigerenzer, Mirta Galesic

BMJ 2012;344:e245 (Published 11 January 2012)

Consultant cover and mortality among hospital patients

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:d8276 (Published 11 January 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Out of hours care: a call for continuity

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e279 (Published 11 January 2012)

Big tits

Liam Farrell

BMJ 2012;344:e68 (Published 11 January 2012)

Commercialisation is bad for public health

David McCoy

BMJ 2012;344:e149 (Published 11 January 2012)

Faith in medicine

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2012;344:e83 (Published 11 January 2012)


Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e78 (Published 11 January 2012)

The Illness Narratives

Oliver D Starr

BMJ 2012;344:e251 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Tsewang Yishey Pemba

BMJ 2012;344:e311 (Published 11 January 2012)

William “Ainslie” Anderson

BMJ 2012;344:d7991 (Published 12 January 2012)

Michael Hugh Clement

BMJ 2012;344:d7981 (Published 12 January 2012)

Richard Henry Lavelle

BMJ 2012;344:d7980 (Published 12 January 2012)

Donald MacLean

BMJ 2012;344:d7978 (Published 12 January 2012)

Tomma Muhsin

BMJ 2012;344:d7975 (Published 12 January 2012)

Mitchell James Notaras

BMJ 2012;344:d7984 (Published 12 January 2012)

Sigmar Gunar Norfried Saisch

BMJ 2011;343:d7724 (Published 7 December 2011)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

The diagnosis and management of aortic dissection

BMJ 2012;344:d8290 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's Practice section

Practice Pointer: Skin camouflage

BMJ 2012;344:d7921 (Published 5 January 2012)

A Patient’s Journey : Facial disfigurement

BMJ 2011;343:d5203 (Published 19 October 2011)


This week's Endgames section

An injury in a child’s elbow

BMJ 2011;343:d6279 (Published 22 November 2011)

Recurrent fever after a holiday in Turkey

BMJ 2011;343:d7832 (Published 16 December 2011)

Allocation concealment

BMJ 2012;344:e156 (Published 11 January 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e41 (Published 12 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e52 (Published 12 January 2012)


Doctors’ revalidation bags

BMJ 2011;343:d6731 (Published 20 December 2011)