Symptoms and diagnoses should have been distinguished

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.112c (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:112
  1. G J Jarvis
  1. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF

    EDITOR,—I was disappointed to see Chris Dawson and Hugh Whitfield perpetuating the error of using the terms stress incontinence and urge incontinence as if they are diagnoses when they are in fact symptoms.1 It must be over 25 years ago that it was realised that …

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