John Santa, MD, MPH; Marvin M. Lipman, MD
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Santa J, Lipman MM. Knowledge and Ignorance in the Care of Chronic Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:225-226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-3-201308060-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(3):225-226.
In his recent book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science, Dr. Stuart Firestein, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, suggests that we may understand more by appreciating the ignorance that good science creates rather than focusing only on the knowledge (1):
This may be the case with the results of a trial reported in this issue (2). Adair and colleagues have given anyone interested in primary care, chronic disease, the medical workforce, or health services research much to ponder. Why are we clinicians so ignorant about achieving high-quality care in our patients with chronic disease?
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