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Reporting of results should be standardised

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1609
  1. D A Fitzmaurice,
  2. F D R Hobbs
  1. Lecturer Professor Department of General Practice, University of Birmingham, Medical School, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—Sheena H Macgregor and colleagues report that primary care anticoagulant clinics run by a pharmacist achieve substantially better results than previously reported.1 However, they give no indications of the patients' clinical conditions, no data on adverse events or quality of life, no information on how patients' preference was identified, and unhelpful data on costs.

    A further major problem is their decision to report the proportion of measurements …

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