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Is the NHS getting better or worse?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:107

We need to ask the right questions

  1. Robert Leckridge, associate specialist, homoeopathic medicine (
  1. Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow G12 0XQ

    EDITOR—Smith's editorial is entitled “Is the NHS getting better or worse?”1 Better or worse at what? Maybe one of the reasons we don't have the data to answer the question reliably is that the question is not well formed. This is a basic starting principle of evidence based medicine: to get a clear answer you need to …

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