Academic medicine: time for reinvention

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7430.48-a (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:48

Research needs researching

  1. Jonathan Grant, associate programme director (jgrant@rand.org),
  2. Steve Hanney, research fellow,
  3. Martin Buxton, professor of health economics
  1. RAND Europe, Grafton House, Cambridge CB5 8DD
  2. Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

    EDITOR—We agree with Bell that advocating funding for clinical research needs to become evidence based.1

    With colleagues we recently explored the relations between basic research, clinical research, and clinical practice.2 3 In the first report we tried to replicate Comroe and Dripps's seminal study as reported in Science in 1976,4 tracing back from current clinical practice …

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