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The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute: rising to the challenge of applying knowledge from research to Australian policy

Nicholas B Mays
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (8): 44.

Summary

The APHCRI projects in this supplement have strengthened capacity and increased policy-relevant knowledge, but primary health care researchers and policymakers need to work much more closely together if evidence is to contribute to decision making

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  • Nicholas B Mays

  • Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Correspondence: Nicholas.Mays@lshtm.ac.uk

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