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“Citizens’ jury” disagrees over whether screening leaflet should put reassurance before accuracy

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8047 (Published 26 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8047

Re: “Citizens’ jury” disagrees over whether screening leaflet should put reassurance before accuracy

As medical students we argue that this group is not representative, with poor randomisation (women who volunteered off the high street) and a restrictively small cohort involved (25).

We appreciate that the concept is important, and that involving patients in the process of producing patient aimed literature is an admirable and worthwhile concept, to assimilate such a group with a ‘jury’ is misleading and suggests an unrealistic high role in production of such an important document.

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 December 2012
Thomas I Lemon
Medical Student
Rupali Shah, Rhiannon Lampard, Ashley Yarrow-Jenkins
Cardiff University
c/o 5th floor, Cochrane building, UHW, Cardiff
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