Government's expert group has reached consensus on prognosis of chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.885a (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:885
  1. Mansel Aylward, Chief medical adviser
  1. Department of Social Security, London WC2N 6HT

    EDITOR,—The chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex problem that has attracted a great deal of controversy. Against this background, doctors working for the Department of Social Security and its executive agencies have to give informed and consistent advice. To help in this process I set up an expert group to give me advice on the subject. A consensus view was sought on prognosis and chronicity, which are critical factors in determining a person's entitlement to a benefit or …

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