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How common is common?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:397
  1. Kieran Walsh (, editorial registrar
  1. BMJ Learning

    Do patients with venous ulcers get pain

    A: most of the time?

    B: commonly?

    C: often?

    D: rarely?

    We all use imprecise terms in our writing, but such terms cause confusion when they are used in examination questions. We have all experienced sitting an examination and wondering what …

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