23rd February 2018, Volume 131 Number 1470

Lutz Beckert, Stuart Jones

Nothing creates greater debate in medicine than a lack of hard evidence. Lack of evidence creates a void that is filled with personal opinion and conviction, often swathed in emotion…

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Author Information

Lutz Beckert, Respiratory Physician, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch; 
Stuart Jones, Respiratory Physician, Counties Manukau Health, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland.

Correspondence

Professor Lutz Beckert, Respiratory Physician, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch 8041.

Correspondence Email

lutz.beckert@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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