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How to formulate research recommendations: The pie or the slice?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:917
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care (
  1. University College London, London N19 5LW

    EDITOR—Brown et al set out a useful framework for guiding future research in clinical trials, but the title of their paper (“How to formulate research recommendations”) contains the inherent assumption that all research can be reduced to the EPICOT acronym.1 In many areas of health services …

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