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BMJ should notify doctors whose practice is criticised in interactive case reports

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:364
  1. John Hunt, consultant gastroenterologist (,
  2. Maxwell Asante, consultant gastroenterologist,
  3. Shamsi El Hasani, consultant surgeon
  1. Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND

EDITOR—The BMJ recently published an interactive case report from a general practitioner about a patient with itching and gall stones.1 2 Readers were invited to comment on the case using the rapid response feature on, and three weeks later the outcome and summary of the responses were published.3

From the responses posted from three continents the interactive case report was educational and can be judged to have been …

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