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Why do doctors use treatments that do not work?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1066

The authors of this editorial, Jenny Doust and Chris Del Mar, prompted by a rapid response, have alerted us to an error in their editorial (28 February, pp 474-5). In the fourth paragraph, they misquoted reference 9. The authors had written that flecainide for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia makes the electrocardiogram look normal, whereas the trial cited investigated use of flecainide for ventricular tachycardia.


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