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Redefining the research hospital

Nachev, P; Herron, D; McNally, N; Rees, G; Williams, B; (2019) Redefining the research hospital. npj Digital Medicine , 2 , Article 119. 10.1038/s41746-019-0201-2. Green open access

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Abstract

Introduction All medicine was innovation, once. Yet the contemporary notion of medical research is remarkably narrow. While every clinician is encouraged to be aware of the latest advances, only a few are expected to contribute to them. Anyone may be a patient, yet clinical practice is determined by the minority included in research studies. The aim of medicine is to improve the lives of patients, yet knowledge of disease is arbitrarily prioritised as its primary means. The agents of medicine are clinicians, yet new interventions are mostly created by others, within corporate enterprise deliberately kept at arm’s length. We treat the specific, individual patient in front of us, now, yet most research is addressed to faceless, generic groups, to be realised deep into an ill-defined, hypothetical future.

Type: Article
Title: Redefining the research hospital
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41746-019-0201-2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-019-0201-2
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Population Science and Experimental Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP: Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP: Health > Clinical Research Support Centre
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088140
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