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UK doctors show most interest in falls among elderly people, but French more curious about type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:797
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    The care of elderly people and prevention of obesity in children seem to be prompting the most interest in health research at the moment.

    Preventing falls in elderly people and obesity in children were the two most commonly accessed reviews worldwide from the Cochrane Library in 2007.

    A new analysis of the 20 most viewed items from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews also shows big differences between countries. In India the most popular review was of β blockers for hypertension; in France it was for type 2 diabetes.

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