Managers put technology before patients, say MPs

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:7
  1. J Warden

    The Commons public accounts committee has expressed “grave concern” that a computer project in Wessex Regional Health Authority wasted at least £20m that should have been spent on health care. There was more excitement and interest in building up new technology than in providing services for patients, the report says.

    Last month the same committee reported in similar terms on the waste of £10m on a management venture in the West Midlands region. The criticisms coincide with remarks …

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