C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil; John W. Frank, MD, MSc
To the Editors: Brown and colleagues (1) described a "policy makers' paradox" with respect to preventive health strategies and alluded to divergent recommendations made by the National Cholesterol Education Program in the United States and the Toronto Working Group on Cholesterol Policy in Canada. Although we thank Brown and colleagues for their interest in our work, their speculation about the reasons for our "different resolution" of the "policy makers' paradox" was unnecessary. If Brown and colleagues had read the primary sources rather than an editorial by Garber (2), they would have found discussion of the various issues in preventive policy
Naylor CD, Frank JW. Paradoxic Paradoxes. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:534–535. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):534-535.
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