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donderdag 3 mei 2018

The Lancet: [Department of Error] Department of Error

[Department of Error] Department of Error
Sperber A. Mediators help migrants access health services in Italy. Lancet 2018; 391: 1468–69—In this World Report, the name of one contributor, Ousmane Thiam, was occasionally misspelled. The online version has been corrected as of April 27, 2018.
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[Correspondence] The General Medical Council and the Jack Adcock case: a reply
I read the Lancet Editorial about the General Medical Council's (GMC's) handling of the Jack Adcock case with interest (April 14, p 1456).1 Having met with hundreds of doctors over the past few months, it is clear that the Jack Adcock case has been a lightning rod for a range of issues facing the profession. The GMC's part in that case, after coroner and criminal court proceedings, was not taken lightly. As an independent regulator we are frequently called upon to make decisions that are not popular with doctors, and sometimes patients.
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[Comment] New leadership for the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean: exceptional election in an exceptional time
On May 19, 2018, during the 71st World Health Assembly, the 21 health ministers, or their representatives, from the Eastern Mediterranean region are due to elect a new Regional Director for the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in a special session of its regional committee. The exceptional election follows the unexpected death of Mahmoud Fikri who was WHO EMRO Regional Director for only 8 months during 2017. WHO has accelerated the normally lengthy election process to fill the vacuum in WHO EMRO leadership.
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[Department of Error] Department of Error
Niessen L, Diwakar M, Akouku JK, et al. Tackling socioeconomic inequalities and non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries under the Sustainable Development agenda. Lancet 2018; published online April 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30482-3—In this Series paper, the degree for Jonathan K Akuoku has been corrected to "J K Akuoku PhD". This correction has been made to the online version as of May 2, 2018, and will be made to the printed Series paper.
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[Correspondence] The Hungarian government has made national health a priority: a reply
The Lancet's recent Editorial entitled "Orbán not delivering health for Hungary" (April 21, p 1549)1 claims that the third re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his party offers a "preview" for western countries of impending negative health consequences. The Editorial asserts that these are the kinds of consequences that ensue when governments "value populism and economic strength over the health of their people."
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