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COMMENTARY
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 114-117

Bridging the gap between outputs of clinical research and utilisation towards improved healthcare outcome in Nigerian hospitals


Department of Haematology and Immunology, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

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O P Arewa
Department of Haematology and Immunology, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
Nigeria
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Worldwide clinical research efforts do not necessarily translate to improved outcomes in clinical practice. However, with the rising challenge facing clinicians in the midst of an environment of increasing health care choices, rising expectations and limited resources, the awareness of this lag is rising globally and health authorities in collaboration with the clinicians in many countries are taking specific measures to address this issue. While certain contributory factors to this problem could be universal and possible solutions generalized, some other issues are specific to socio-political and economic circumstances. This article examines two critical issues of attitudinal barriers and institutional defects contributing to this gap in the Nigeria situation and suggests possible measures for improvement. "Much knowledge if out of proportion to the disposition of forces, is invalid, however formally correct it may be". TheodorAdorno (German philosopher & sociologist 1903 -1969). "I am dying with the help of too many physicians". Alexander the Great (356 BC - 323 BC)


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