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Balancing benefits and harms in health care: New trial on albumin and saline should have been considered

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:457
  1. Stephen M Drage, specialist registrar in anaesthesia and intensive care (
  1. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

    EDITOR—Balancing the benefits and harms of interventions requires accurate, up to date information. Therefore, it was unfortunate that Cuervo and Aronson chose albumin for resuscitation of the critically ill as an example of an intervention which turned out to …

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