“Drink plenty of fluids”: Recommendations are not supported by data

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.958-a (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:958
  1. Peter Collignon, professor (peter.collignon@act.gov.au)
  1. Canberra Clinical School, Australian National University, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2607, Australia

    EDITOR—Guppy et al, the authors of the recent article “ ‘Drink plenty of fluids': a systematic review of evidence for this recommendation in acute respiratory infections,” may have left readers with recommendations and implications that are not supported by the data they have reviewed.1

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