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Asking “how?” rather than “what, why, where, and who?”

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:832
  1. M Chopra, lecturer,
  2. D Sanders, director
  1. Public Health Programme, University of Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535 Cape, South Africa

    EDITOR—Over the past two decades experienced health policymakers and practitioners have noted a widening gap between scientific knowledge and policies on the one hand and their implementation on the other.1 For example, despite the availability of powerful drugs and the existence of comprehensive programme policies many developing countries are still struggling to maintain acceptable cure rates for tuberculosis.2 This …

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