Medicine And Books

Scientific Basis of Health Services

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1154
  1. Stephen Leeder

    Ed M Peckham, R Smith BMJ Publishing Group, £22.95, pp 186 ISBN 0 7279 1029 9

    The glittering success of biomedical science, like that of an exceptionally talented elder sibling, outshines the efforts of younger brothers and sisters who carry out research in less prestigious areas—in public health, behavioural medicine, and health services research. Yet progress, often quietly impressive, also occurs within these areas. In October 1995 a conference—something of a celebration, in fact—on the scientific basis of health services was held in London with over 1000 delegates from 40 countries. This selection of papers …

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