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Letters Quantification of harms

Consider factors that are important to patients when quantifying harms

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 06 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6614
  1. David Curtis, consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1East London NHS Foundation Trust, Glasshouse Fields Centre, London E1W 3AB, UK
  1. david.curtis{at}

The definition of “harm” in Heleno and colleagues’ literature review of the quantification of harms in cancer screening trials is too narrow.1 I …

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