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Qualitative Research in Health Care

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:519
  1. Priscilla Alderson

    Ed Nicholas Mays, Catherine Pope BMJ Publishing Group, pounds sterling10.95, pp 79 ISBN 0 7279 1013 2

    Why does evidence from meticulous trials have so little impact on clinical practice? How do the ways in which clinical teams coordinate their work affect patients' outcomes? Why do many people accept advice on “healthy living” but not put it into practice? These and many similar questions relate to the perplexing gaps between research evidence and its effective use, between health services and outcomes, and between personal knowledge …

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