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NICE, drug-eluting stents and the limits of trial data
  1. R Mohindra
  1. Dr R Mohindra, 63 Newlands Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3NT, UK; raj.mohindra1{at}

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To the editor: Dr de Belder asks the question how to determine the worth of drug-eluting stents?1 The answer to this question does not lie in the trial data. The function of trial data is to establish the extent of clinical-effectiveness to a given degree of certainty. In this context, while a trend may generate a hypothesis it does not establish clinical-effectiveness.

There is no balance between clinical- …

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