James D. Heckman, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Bone and Joint
SurgeryIn his thoughtful editorial published this year in Spine
(2006;31:1-3), Dr. Weinstein, Editor-in-Chief, clearly portrays a
"broken" health-care system in the United States. A major
component of the problem is the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of clinical
research, and he outlines a novel and potentially extremely effective
solution, a National Clinical Trials Consortium. The editorial is reproduced
here for your consideration.