Don's diary

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:973
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    What do academics do all day?

    Monday Writing day. I'm drafting an editorial about measuring culture in healthcare organisations. I immerse myself in anthropologist Clifford Geertz's “Notes on a Balinese cockfight,” one of the finest (and funniest) ethnographic studies ever published. I struggle to transfer the ideas to the NHS.

    Sample size calculation for a diabetes grant application. An old friend, now a multicentre trialist, has sent me a piece of software, and I've connected …

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