Editorials

Health care: what's science got to do with it?

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.208 (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:208
  1. Michael Peckham,
  2. Richard Smith
  1. Director of research and development Department of Health, London SW1A 2NS
  2. Editor BMJ, London WC1H 9JR

    A conference later this year hopes to come up with some answers

    An international conference on the scientific basis of health services will take place in October at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London (see advertisement in this issue). Its purpose is to review the applications of science to health service problems, to consider the influence of scientific and technological advances on health care, and to examine the effect of changes in the health service on the organisation and conduct of research. The conference is being organised by the NHS research and development programme with the help of the BMJ.

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