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Letters Primary care’s lost cause?

Not all those who wander are lost

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c461
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care1
  1. 1University College London, London
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

    Del Mar claims that primary care researchers once studied basic clinical problems and produced findings directly relevant to front line practitioners but have latterly drifted off course into the study of “processes.”1

    This analysis is superficial and suggests naiveté about who controls the agenda. The direction and underpinning values of primary care research in the UK over the past 40 …

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