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Anyone for an algorithm?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2412
  1. Liz Wager, freelance writer, trainer, and publications consultant

    I have a fondness for flowcharts. I also attempt to teach doctors to prefer short words when they are writing. So, when I found myself exchanging emails with an American doctor who insisted on referring to the COPE flowcharts as algorithms, I was determined to teach him the error of his ways. But first, I needed …

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