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BMJ. 2019 Mar 1;364:l805. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l805.

Repeat thyroid function tests for healthy older people are not needed.

Author information

1
Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK rob.cook@bazian.com.
2
Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
3
Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK.

Abstract

The studyRoberts L, McCahon D, Johnson O, Haque MS, Parle J, Hobbs FR. Stability of thyroid function in older adults: the Birmingham Elderly Thyroid Study. Published on 28 August 2018 Br J Gen Pract 2018;68:e718-26.This study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (SPCR).To read the full NIHR Signal, go to: https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000703/repeat-thyroid-function-tests-for-healthy-older-people-are-not-needed.

PMID:
30824431
DOI:
10.1136/bmj.l805
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests The BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none. Further details of The BMJ policy on financial interests are here: https://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-authors/forms-policies-and-checklists/declaration-competing-interests

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