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Public health is at risk of mainstreaming jargon, study shows

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 31 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1109
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    Too many public health specialists are thinking “outside the box” or “reinventing the wheel,” concludes an analysis of presentations at a recent UK conference.

    Public health, or “the front end business,” has been invaded by jargon and management speak, say the researchers, who analysed proceedings at the UK Faculty of Public Health’s annual scientific conference (Public Health doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.05.012).

    “These findings should form the basis …

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