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Primary care is natural place for clinical research and practice

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1529
  1. Maurizio Bonati, head (
  1. Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, Mario Negri Research Institute, 20157 Milan, Italy

    EDITOR—In his editorial Thomas pointed out that primary care, because of its complexity, is not an easy place to conduct research, despite the great need for more research to be carried out.1 In Italy collaborative groups of general and paediatric practitioners have been performing observational studies for some time but …

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