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Letters Cabin fever

“Most experts agree”

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:684
  1. Nigel P Dowdall, head of health services, British Airways
  1. 1Harmondsworth UB7 0GB
  1. nigel.dowdall{at}

    Despite the emergence of evidence based medicine, so called expert consensus continues to be used to perpetuate myths, in this case that the frequency of inflight medical emergencies is rising.1

    Data from airline cabin crew reports show wide variation because of differing reporting processes and thresholds. …

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