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How to build a better manager Consider audit

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6941.1441 (Published 28 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1441
  1. C Baldwin
  1. Dore, Sheffield S17 3QP
  2. Great Yarmouth and Waveney Health Authority, Great Yarmouth NR30 4JH.

    EDITOR, - There is a delicious irony about the letter from Anthony Walker, a management consultant, implying that loss of clinical freedom will be the deserved consequence of the arrogance and failings of a minority of physicians.1 I suggest that another shibboleth - “management prerogative” - is a more appropriate target for criticism in the current climate. Has Walker audited the results of his profession's activities on the welfare of people …

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