Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Including older people in clinical research

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1036

Rapid Response:

There are a lot of people in the world

While I entirely agree with the views in this article, I must point
out that, although it is certainly true that "There are more old people
alive today than at any time in history", it is also true that there are
more young people alive today than at any time in history, too.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 November 2005
Martin Bland
Prof of health Statistics
University of York