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First myocardial infarction in patients of Indian subcontinent and European origin: comparison of risk factors, management, and long term outcome

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:278

On 10 January 1998 we published a retraction (1998;316:116) of this paper (1997;314:550-4) requested by the authors on the grounds that examination of the data had revealed inaccuracies and that the conclusions could not be sustained. The University of Leicester, where the work was done, established an inquiry, which has now confirmed that there were significant errors in the data and that the paper's findings were unsound. The errors arose in transcribing data from paper to digital form for statistical analysis, and the individual responsible has been censured. Following this incident the university has introduced a code of practice governing the management and conduct of research.