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As different as Venus and Mars: time to distinguish efficacy (can it work?) from effectiveness (does it work?)
  1. Karim M Khan1,
  2. Hashel Al Tunaiji1,2
  1. 1Centre for Hip Health and Mobility & Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  2. 2Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karim M Khan, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility & Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z3, Canada; karim.khan{at}ubc.ca

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