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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:848
  1. Sarah Stewart-Brown,
  2. Rebecca Surender,
  3. Helen Doll,
  4. Jean Bradlow,
  5. Angela Coulter
  1. Director Research officer Statistician Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
  2. Honorary research associate Unit of Health Care Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care
  3. Director King's Fund Centre, London W1M 0AN

    EDITOR,—R Wilson and T Walley present some valuable data on rates of generic prescribing in the Mersey region. Their figures differ from ours only in that, in 1990, the rate of generic prescribing among non-fundholders in Mersey was much lower than that among non-fundholders in Oxford. The trends that we observed in our study mirror those observed throughout the Oxford region (T Jones, medical adviser to Oxfordshire Health, personal communication), suggesting that …

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