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  • Contributors EJW conceived and wrote the editorial prior to the announcement of the BMJ preprint service. She received input from the BMJ regarding the website for the preprint after the paper was completed.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests EJW is the editor in chief of the Emergency Medicine Journal. However, there is no financial or intellectual benefit from the publication of this work.

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