Toward Worldwide Scientific Medicine

  • Olli S. Miettinen
  • Johann Steurer
  • Albert Hofman


While this book is about the radical transformation that is urgently needed in the vast enterprise of clinical research – in order that it provide for the development of the requisite knowledge-base for genuinely-scientific clinical medicine – our presentation of the theory of the suitably-transformed research we here supplement by a sketch of the way in which we see the needed transformation of the research, and then of the practice of clinical medicine, to come about, without undue delay. So we here sketch the way we see the sequentially-evolving developments – the educating of the researchers, the designing of a global program of the research, the implementing of that program, the translating of the accrued evidence into knowledge, and ultimately: bringing the critically-relevant knowledge to guide the practices of clinicians everywhere.


Arranging for the education Designing the requisite program Implementing the research Translating the evidence into knowledge Making the knowledge accessible in practice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olli S. Miettinen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Johann Steurer
    • 3
  • Albert Hofman
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Horten Center for Patient-oriented Research and Knowledge TransferUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of EpidemiologyHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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