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Sports injuries are badly managed in Britain

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1499

Many doctors in Britain do not have enough knowledge to advise patients on how to play sport safely or to treat them if they become injured, says a new report published by the BMA's board of science and education. The report recommends that a faculty of sports medicine be established and says that athletes need better education on how to avoid injuries.

There are about 19 million sports …

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