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Edinburgh college's consensus statements are not purely for UK

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1700
  1. Martin Dennis, Reader in stroke medicine,
  2. Margaret Farquhar, College consensus conference organiser,
  3. Peter Langhorne, Senior lecturer in geriatric medicine,
  4. Gordon Lowe, College assessor,
  5. Charles Warlow, Professor of neurology
  1. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 1LQ

    EDITOR—As organisers of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's consensus conference in medical management of stroke,1 we would like to comment on some points that Bogousslavsky raises in his editorial.2

    The Edinburgh consensus statement had the “flavour of UK practice” because it was primarily directed at medical practice in the UK. Accordingly, the consensus panel was selected from within the UK, although it considered evidence that was international and collated through reviews (from, for example, …

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