Letters BMJ editor writes to Hunt over misuse of data

Time for authors of paper to write to health secretary over misuse of weekend mortality data?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5986 (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5986
  1. Kevin J H Newman, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey KT16 0PZ, UK
  1. kevin.newman{at}asph.nhs.uk

Surely the answer to this difference in interpretation of Freemantle and colleagues’ paper is to ask Freemantle and colleagues to respond to Jeremy Hunt in a letter to The BMJ.1 2

It is easy for lay people, such as the health secretary, to misinterpret data in scientific papers, but part of the blame lies with the authors for not making their findings clearer …

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