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Complexity theory
Fetal scalp sampling in labour
Assessing patients’ improvement in clinical trials
Patient consent—decision or assumption?
The carers of people with dementia
Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fracture
SCREENING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES
SCREENING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES
SCREENING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES
BROADENING ACCESS TO MEDICINE
BROADENING ACCESS TO MEDICINE
BROADENING ACCESS TO MEDICINE
BROADENING ACCESS TO MEDICINE
NHS faces legal action on payments by patients for private drugs while receiving NHS care
Source of instruments should be checked
IN BRIEF
Resistance to drugs responsible for half of deaths from infections
US branded drug makers pay to prevent generic competition
Government must get tough on alcohol, health experts warn
Financial future of the NHS still not healthy despite surplus
Success of bypass grafts let down by poor support
Drug industry weakens US bill about disclosure of gifts to doctors
Ban on cluster bombs a “victory for humanity,” say disability campaigners
Canadian academics call for asbestos report on cancer risks to be published by the government
Doctors should report knife wounds, says police chief
Independent drug watchdog in Canada under funding threat
IT contractor leaves NHS programme on electronic records
All you need to read in the other general journals
A very British coup
PRODUCT PLACEMENT IN THE WAITING ROOM
Should we use large scale healthcare interventions without clear evidence that benefits outweigh costs and harms?
Universality, equity, and quality of care
Complex interventions or complex systems? Implications for health economic evaluation
Determination of pH or lactate in fetal scalp blood in management of intrapartum fetal distress: randomised controlled multicentre trial
Doctors’ versus patients’ global assessments of treatment effectiveness: empirical survey of diverse treatments in clinical trials
Patients’ attitudes to the summary care record and HealthSpace: qualitative study
Befriending carers of people with dementia: randomised controlled trial
Diagnosis and management of hypocalcaemia
Pregnancy and injecting drug use
Management of type 2 diabetes: updated NICE guidance
Commentary: Controversies in NICE guidance on management of type 2 diabetes
Endpiece
The state of general practice—not all for the better
It’s tough on the sharks
Brave new world
Could have been a contender
Gunning for it
The Natural History of Disease
Harvey Picker
Ann Maris Campbell
Fiona Mary Dolan
Alastair Wilson Drummond
Duncan Stuart Gibbs
Miram Goldberg
Neil Alexander McCrie Somerville
Ian Louttit Wilkinson
MINERVA