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Letters Guidance after operations

Deviation from national guidance can have better results

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 09 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5083
  1. Mark Temple, retired public health physician
  1. Penarth CF64 5RT, UK
  1. mark.temple{at}

McCartney asks when she can start running again after a microdiscectomy.1 I wonder if she missed an alternative approach to finding the best advice.

Following guidance based on evidence from randomised controlled trials is recognised to …

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