Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: One of the important contributions
of the MPS1 is a practical measuring "instrument"
for adverse events, both avoidable and unavoidable. We think that this is
an important and useful instrument. However, underlying our article was the
same question that Dr Hughes raises—to what degree does this method
reflect what an average person or even a health professional would consider
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