Performance indices or patient careBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.420 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:420
- J Brodribb
As a consultant general surgeon who has recently completed three years as medical director of a large acute hospital group I would like to offer some advice to aspiring surgeons working in the NHS in the mid-1990s. The NHS Management Executive is creating a climate where consultants are under increasing pressure to fulfil performance targets rather than concentrate on good patient care.
* Ensure that the minimum number of new patients are referred to you.
This will enable you to see each patient within three months in your outpatient clinic, giving …
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