Indian research doesn't reflect country's needs

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Most medical research in India is unrelated to the country's major health problems, says a new report which has sparked off a debate on the priorities and relevance of biomedical research.

    The report, based on an analysis of research publications from India indexed in the Medline database, says that achievements in research have “little influence” on healthcare delivery. Medical research seems to be concentrated in the fields of tertiary health care and new biology, says the study published in Current Science, a journal of the Indian Academy …

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