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Clinical outcome in relation to care in centres specialising in cystic fibrosis: cross sectional studyCommentary: Management in paediatric and adult cystic fibrosis centres improves clinical outcome

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1771

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Conflict of interest in an conclusions on the best place for Cystic Fibrosis Care

To the Editor,

There was no conflict of interest statement attached to an article suggesting that cystic fibrosis patients did better if they were treated in specialist centres, although many of the authors worked in such units. Do you think this was a mistake?

Jack Barker

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 September 1998
R D Barker
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Pietersburg-Mankweng Hospital, Northern Province, South AfricaZA