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Guidelines in small countries and not translated into English may be ignored

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:942
  1. Lars Breimer, Clinical research physician
  1. 13 Thornbury, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 5SN

    EDITOR—The fact that Wells can refer to seven meta-analyses of nine studies in breast cancer screening suggests that it may be too easy for anyone with a statistics program to do meta-analysis and, as a corollary, that some caution about the relevance of meta-analysis to everyday clinical practice is wise. …

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