The scandal of poor medical researchBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6941.1438b (Published 28 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1438
- R S Bhopal
- Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Care Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NF2 4HH.
EDITOR, - Douglas G Altman and most of the correspondents writing in response to his editorial equate better research - a fine aspiration - with less research.1,2 We also aspire to better football, cricket, tennis, athletics, industry, writing, and drama (to mention a few activities). To achieve these …