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Trial By Error: My Letter to Professor Chew-Graham about the Cost of MUS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Trial By Error: FOI Response from Bristol about LP Study; Correction in BJGP about MUS



    I have e-mailed the following letter to Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham of Keele University, who has repeatedly mis-quoted a key data point about the cost of so-called MUS to the NHS:

    Dear Professor Chew-Graham—

    As you undoubtedly know, the British Journal of General Practice has now taken the responsible step of correcting a false statement in a 2017 editorial written by you and several co-authors. That false statement involved the reported cost of so-called "medically unexplained symptoms" to the National Health Service.
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    Trial By Error: My Letter to Professor Chew-Graham about the Cost of MUS
    Posted 1st July.

     
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    ETA: It was first thought that Keele university had removed a blog post on MUS by prof. Carolyn Chew-Graham, but turns out the whole blog section is down.
     
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    The whole blog site has gone, not just the post.
     
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    Ah, so this could be about something else then?
     
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    Ah, that's interesting. I'll amend my post I guess.
     
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    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This comment was captured at the end of the 2nd link:
     
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    Lidia Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Who is the anonymous commenter I wonder? I would love to talk with her.
     
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    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I wonder.
     
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Chew-Graham has experience of working on NICE guidelines, and currently is a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group Depression (update) and is a Standing member of a NICE Quality Standards Advisory Group - work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care.

    This appears on the Keele University biography for Chew-Graham. One presumes it is current information.
    https://www.keele.ac.uk/pcsc/ourpeople/carolynchew-graham/

    What does it say about NICE guidelines quality if members of its groups see no necessity to correct, or even acknowledge, mistakes? Mistakes can happen, but uncorrected mistakes should not.
     
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    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That seems a very fair point to me. @dave30th, @Jonathan Edwards?
     
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