BMJ 13 Jan 2007

This issue of the new-style BMJ is full of well-presented interesting material, but as I’ve already said, none of it is original clinical research. The nearest thing is a case note review casting doubt on the routine system of reporting patient safety incidents in NHS hospitals and a systematic review of strategies to prevent falls and fractures in hospitals and care homes. There is an abundance of politically interesting material, including an editorial appealing for the decriminalisation of prostitution, an article by Will Hutton on bringing people power into the NHS, and a debate about “faith based health services