Juliet Walker: BMJ in the news

Juliet WalkerA BMJ paper has been covered in Computer Weekly this week. The paper reported that a computerised test could be used to calculate whether patients are at risk of Type 2 diabetes and therefore allow doctors to intervene before they develop the disease. The test uses information from patient’s electronic health records and can also be used by the public online (http://www.qdscore.org/).

A row has blown up over a JAMA author’s undeclared competing interests. This omission was pointed out in a BMJ rapid response. The story can be followed on the Wall Street Journal’s health blog and on the Nature blog.

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Juliet Walker is the Editorial Intern, BMJ