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Education And Debate

Education and debateDo we need a new word for patients?Let's do away with “patients”Commentary: Leave well alone

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7200.1756 (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1756

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Mar 201815123
Apr 20181670
May 20181810
Jun 20181231
Jul 20183151
Aug 20182384
Sep 20182656
Oct 20181583
Nov 20181471
Dec 20181341
Jan 2019920
Feb 20192551
Mar 20191420
Apr 20192391
May 20193531
Jun 20192031
Jul 20191461
Aug 2019524
Oct 20192531
Nov 20193251
Dec 20193920
Jan 202027137
Feb 20203962
Mar 20203021
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Jun 20204144
Jul 20202601
Aug 20202031
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Oct 20206173
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Dec 20206762
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Feb 202186208
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