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Letters Randomised trials

The urge to sprinkle statistics is irresistible

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:440
  1. James Penston (
  1. Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BH

    Reading the article by Glasziou et al, we might be forgiven for believing that they had discovered some hitherto unknown method of causal inference.1 Instead, of course, they have merely stumbled across the way in which causes have been identified in everyday life and science throughout …

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