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Why doctors don't read research papers

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:256

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  1. Kevin Barraclough (, general practitioner
  1. 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 …

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