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The scandal of poor medical research

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 28 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1438
  1. R S Bhopal
  1. 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 …

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