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Anaesthetists are younger than other doctors

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:314
  1. Chris McManus, Professor of psychologya
  1. a Academic Department of Psychiatry, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London W2 1PD

    Editor—D J M Wright and A P Roberts are on difficult ground if they persist with their claim that some groups of doctors, particularly anaesthetists and those from the Indian subcontinent, die earlier than others.1 Kay-Tee Khaw has emphasised their classic error of using the unknown denominator.2 The authors say, in reply, that they “know no source” for “a valid denominator” and that in particular they “are not sure why Professor McManus regards …

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