Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The current and potential advances
in biomedical science outlined in the February 7, 2001, issue of JAMA make
practicing medicine today even more exciting than when I entered medical school
40 years ago.
However, there is a missing ingredient that limits what these innovations
could achieve. Absent from the discussion is recognition of the performance
gap that exists between new knowledge and its application in everyday medicine.
Shahady E. Medical Research in the 21st Century. JAMA. 2001;286(15):1833-1835. doi:10.1001/jama.286.15.1833