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Systematic review of trials comparing antibiotic with placebo for acute cough in adults

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1595

An editorial error occurred in the last letter in this cluster, by Tom Fahey and Nigel Stocks (10 October, p 1015). The first sentence should have read: “Cates bases his criticism on manipulation of the pooled effect estimates and attributing the non-significant trend towards antibiotic as evidence of efficacy.”