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Confusing times

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1131
  1. Anne Foley, specialist registrar
  1. 1St Helen’s and Knowsley Hospitals, Liverpool
  1. drafoley{at}

Have the people who have devised the “bare below the elbows” policy in hospitals fully considered the impact on the assessment of mental state?

While reviewing a patient on the ward who was confused, I completed the physical examination …

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