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On communication—editors and reporters should not be blamed

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1423
  1. Michael O'Donnell, writer and broadcaster (
  1. Loxhill GU8 4BD

EDITOR—It's a tale so sad it's difficult to suppress a smile. In only two of eight interviews was Fallowfield able to communicate what she wanted to say about communication skills.1I too am depressed by the standard of some—but certainly not all—of the medical reporting on news programmes but it's …

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