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Learning from one another to bridge the “know-do gap”

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1189
  1. Neil Pakenham-Walsh, senior programme manager (
  1. International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

    The “know-do gap” is a new term to describe an old problem: the gap between what we know and what we do in practice. But the term can mean many different things, not least depending on who the “we” refers to—a farmer in Nepal, doctor in Nairobi, health educator in New York, the World Health Organization, the biomedical community, the Catholic Church, or the President of South Africa. Gaps also exist between what a profession as a …

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