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Letters Decision aids and screening

Editorial was amoral

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 23 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6648
  1. Craig B Dalton, public health physician and conjoint senior lecturer1
  1. 1School of Medical Practice and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
  1. craig.dalton{at}

The editorial is amoral.1 Neither immoral or moral, but written with no moral sensibility, in an ethics-free zone. It suggests that an aid to improve decision making may be inappropriate because it reduces uptake in the better informed. But this is just fine. The editorial notes that …

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