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Letters “Citizens’ jury” on screening leaflet

Any conclusion from this “citizens’ jury” will be seriously flawed

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8576
  1. Paul Pharoah, public health doctor1
  1. 1Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
  1. paul.pharoah{at}

Although we shouldn’t prejudge the outcome of the citizens’ jury’s deliberations, Hawkes’s report of the process suggests that any conclusion will be seriously flawed.1 He states that “There was agreement, though the question was not put to a vote, that the leaflet should …

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