CommentaryClinical Research

A Radical Proposal: Integrate Clinical Investigation into the U.S. Health Care System

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Science Translational Medicine  28 Oct 2009:
Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 4cm4
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000296


The health of the public depends on a healthy clinical research enterprise, and a healthy clinical research enterprise cannot develop if it is disconnected from the clinical care enterprise. The integration of a robust clinical research enterprise into the U.S. health care system is now, more than ever, a national priority, and a completely new approach is desperately needed.


  • Citation: R. A. Rudick, D. M. Cosgrove, A radical proposal: Integrate clinical investigation into the U.S. health care system. Sci. Transl. Med. 1, 4cm4 (2009).

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