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Campaign to revitalise academic medicine: Academic medicine needs teeth

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1377
  1. Rod MacQueen, clinical director (
  1. Drug and Alcohol Services, Mid Western Area Health Service, Bloomfield Hospital, Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

    EDITOR—Tugwell describes the campaign to revitalise academic medicine.1 Many doctors are not able to treat the increasingly common problems seen in primary care. These include depression, anxiety (especially social anxiety), alcohol excess, other drug problems, chronic pain, and many other complex problems.

    Health systems are good at managing the problems of the 1960s and the problems the current …

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