Why doctors don't read research papersBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.256-b (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:256
- Kevin Barraclough (firstname.lastname@example.org), general practitioner
- Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TY
EDITOR—The responses to my article are interesting.1 I had not intended to imply that doctors do not read medical papers because they are ignorant or lazy. I have come across a few of both in my career, but in my experience they are a minority. I was trying to make two points within 400 words and, I think, made neither very succinctly.
Ide elaborates on the first point. I believe …