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Fundholders' patients are treated quicker, says BMA

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.11 (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:11
  1. L Beecham

    Over 40% of respondents in a survey by the British Medical Association said that patients of general practitioner fundholders were being treated more quickly than other patients in their hospitals. Last October the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee (CCSC) sent out a questionnaire to 247 short stay units in England; 173 replied. Of these, 73 units (42%) said that arrangements were offered to fundholders' patients that were …

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