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Letters Effect of telehealth

Whole System Demonstrator trial: policy, politics, and publication ethics

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5280
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary healthcare1
  1. 1Queen Mary University of London, London E1 2AB, UK
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

Limitations listed for the Whole System Demonstrator trial of telehealth did not include close involvement of the funder in its design and execution. Under “Finances,” the authors state: “The Department of Health reviewed the protocol . . . and provided project manager support.”1

The Department of Health makes greater claims for its …

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