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    Are BETs best?

    Dear Editor

    I would like to thank the editors of the EMJ for their replies to the points raised by myself and Dr Webster, however these replies have themselves highlighted further concerns [1][2].

    It is clear that considerable effort goes into producing the BETs but as Mr Mackway-Jones states, BETs do not represent the highest level of evidence. Might it not be better to coordinate this effort to produc...

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    Best Bets, how robust is the review process?

    Dear Editor

    The correspondence between Professor Mackway Jones [1] and Dr Locker et al.[2] and Dr Webster [3] raises some interesting points about how Best Bets are developed.

    Best Bets represent an admirable attempt to improve the evidence on which our practice is based and no one should underestimate the hours of work that go into this. Of course, the biggest problem for Best Bets is that the answer...

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