Intended for healthcare professionals


Time for optimism

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 07 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4319

The authors of this letter, Tom A Yates and Tom Parks, alerted us to an error in their opening paragraph (BMJ 2011;342:d3351, doi:10.1136/bmj.d3351). They had quoted some data from the news article to which they were responding (BMJ 2011;342:d2948, doi:10.1136/bmj.d2948). The data in the news article were wrong and a correction has been published (BMJ 2011;342:d3888, doi:10.1136/bmj.d3888). The second sentence of the letter by Yates and Parks states that 83% of US doctors believed that industry funding should be eliminated from accredited continuing medical education activities. In fact, the correct percentage is 17%. See the authors’ rapid response for more detail (


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4319

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