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Rapid response to:


Pressure grows on Lancet to review “flawed” PACE trial

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 22 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3621

Rapid Response:

No Differences at Long Term Follow-up

With all due respect, I would like to remind Professor Sharpe that his own study [1] found "There was little evidence of differences in outcomes between the randomised treatment groups at long-term follow-up."

I suggest we ought to take those results at face value, and look for treatments that might actually work.


Competing interests: No competing interests

24 August 2018
Jim Ellsworth
Littleton, Maine, USA