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Letters Regulation’s threat to research

Regulation has run amok

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2916
  1. Bonnie Sibbald, chair1
  1. 1National Health Services Research Network (HSRN), University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
  1. Bonnie.Sibbald{at}

    The situation Stewart and colleagues describe1 is even more ludicrous in relation to health services research, where the study subjects are often healthcare practitioners or organisations and the methods of investigation are interviews or postal questionnaires.

    Investigators undertaking …

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