What do hospital admission rates say about primary care? Their limitations suggest the need for more appropriate measures
Radioiodine and thyroid eye disease : Use with caution
Reasons for not seeing drug representatives : Lightening workload, cutting costs, and improving quality
Prescribing medicines for children : Major problems exist, but there are some promising developments
Skin and nail fungi-almost beaten : Don't get confused by the "evidence"
UK public health plan aims to save 300 000 lives in next decade
US National Institutes of Health clarifies E-biomed database
BMA backs junior doctors' fight against government
Newly identified gene linked to dementia
BMA calls for independent commissioner on child health
US government debates Medicare coverage of prescription costs
Euthanasia endorsed in Dutch patient with dementia
Philippine plan to cut diarrhoea deaths
UK guidelines aim to improve pain management in children
First national paediatric formulary is launched in the UK
Report calls for GP research in Scotland
Ovarian cancer should be treated by specialist teams
Suboptimal care implicated in many infant deaths in UK
US reconsiders use of seclusion and restraints in psychiatric patients
Scientist, superwoman, and sock drawer sorter
Systematic review of topical treatments for fungal infections of the skin and nails of the feet
Endpiece : Do texts in English encourage quacks?
Frequency of blood glucose monitoring in relation to glycaemic control : observational study with diabetes database
A memorable patient : "Thank you for ending 40 years of misery"
Randomised, placebo controlled trial of effect of a leukotriene receptor antagonist, montelukast, on tapering inhaled corticosteroids in asthmatic patients
Randomised, placebo controlled trial of effect of a leukotriene receptor antagonist, montelukast, on tapering inhaled corticosteroids in asthmatic patients : Science Commentary
Corrections and clarifications
Questionnaire study of use of emergency contraception among teenagers
Neural tube defects and periconceptional folic acid in England and Wales : retrospective study
Neural tube defects and periconceptional folic acid in England and Wales : retrospective study
A typical hazard : Wallabies on the runway
Measuring quality of care with routine data : avoiding confusion between performance indicators and health outcomes
Explaining variation in hospital admission rates between general practices : cross sectional study
A memorable patient : No silent areas
Clinical evidence : Glycaemic control in diabetes
Lesson of the week : Managing patients with deliberate self harm who refuse treatment in the accident and emergency department
ABC of intensive care : Neurological support
Are we really dying for a tan?
The private finance initiative : PFI in the NHS-is there an economic case?
Economics notes : Handling uncertainty in economic evaluation
Routine screening of children returning home from the tropics : Authors' definition of asymptomatic children is not the one usually accepted
Routine screening of children returning home from the tropics : Authors do not prove case for routine screening
Routine screening of children returning home from the tropics : Authors do not prove case for routine screening
In screening for congenital cataract, many false positive referrals will occur
Body mass index standards for children : 1990 data will remain available
Closure of Royal Hospital Haslar is necessary
Treatment of myocardial infarction should be audited before heart failure clinics are set up
Drug and alcohol policies are rare at medical schools in UK
Bible is disapproving of homosexual activity but not homosexual orientation
Reducing antibiotic use in children with acute otitis media : Acute otitis media in children is important
Reducing antibiotic use in children with acute otitis media : Acute otitis media in children is important
Comparison of inhaled beclomethasone and budesonide : Patients do not take prescribed doses
Comparison of inhaled beclomethasone and budesonide : Back titration of inhaled steroids is uncommon in New Zealand
Comparison of inhaled beclomethasone and budesonide : Study was inadequate
Comparison of inhaled beclomethasone and budesonide : Studies of potencies of asthma drugs have methodological limitations
Comparison of inhaled beclomethasone and budesonide : Studies of potencies of asthma drugs have methodological limitations
George Sydney Anderson
David Paul de Bono
John McKee
Michael Seddon
BMA chairman warns of fight ahead
UK government to review workforce planning
GPC chairman writes to all GPs
BMA warns that more doctors will leave armed services
Primary care groups face challenges
Consultants' advice on revalidation
BMA NOTICES
Small Wars : The Cultural Politics of Childhood
Tropical Medicine in the Twentieth Century
Opium and the People : Opiate Use and Drug Control Policy in Nineteenth Century England
Evidence-Based Family Medicine
Raging hormones miss the target
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Concern, cooperation, and coexistence in healing
St Mark's guideline
Minerva