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Patient organisations should also establish databanks on medical complications
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    Response to Marang and Kievit

    Dear Editor

    The comments of Marang and Kievit are interesting, but are they relevant?[1]

    I fear not, or at best only in part. The authors have failed to answer the question, which I raised and its implication. Therefore I will try to do this myself.

    1. Are medical doctors required to present medical information to a judge, if there is a likelihood that the information or evidence can be used in cour...

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    Re: Patient organisations should also establish databanks on medical complications
    • PJ Marang- van de Mheen, Epidemiologist
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      • Professor Dr J Kievit, Leiden University Medical Centre

    Dear Editor

    Gebhardt in his brief report pleads for patient organisations to establish databanks on medical complications. Given the references (e.g. to a journalist article by Paans entitled “Medical errors to be kept secret”) and the lack of argumentation, there is substantial danger of misinterpretation of the current situation, which in turn may frustrate the process of increased transparency. We would therefore li...

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