TINSLEY R. HARRISON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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As a consequence of the increasing tempo of medical research, life expectancy continues to advance. Older people need more medical care. Likewise, new discoveries often require many additional man-hours on the part of physicians, nurses, and technologists. The failure of health education to expand at the same rate as research has thus led to progressive lengthening of the time lag between the development of new knowledge and its application to the medical care of the general public.
The major purpose of the Regional Medical Program is to narrow this gap. There is a possibility that this program may fail either
HARRISON TR. The Challenge of the Regional Medical Program. Ann Intern Med. ;68:245–247. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-245
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):245-247.
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