Conducting clinical research in the new NHS

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6956.741a (Published 17 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:741
  1. E Rous
  1. Stockport Health Commission, Stockport SK7 5BY.

    EDITOR, — J F Smyth and colleagues outlined the problems in obtaining funding for clinical trials since the advent of the purchaser-provider split.1 The crux of the paper was that hospitals can no longer afford to subsidies clinical trials as they cannot be assured that the real cost of undertaking trials will be recouped from purchasers.

    It might be helpful to examine this from a purchaser's perspective. Stockport Health Commission has recently been faced with the …

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