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PFI condemned as a failure

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.1217c (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1217
  1. Jackie Cresswell
  1. London

    In a damning report health service managers have condemned the government's private finance initiative as a failure.

    The report, published this week by the Institute of Health Services Management, paints a picture of delay and bureaucracy and emphasises that no scheme of importance has got under way.

    The King's Fund echoed the condemnation of the initiative in a factual briefing paper, which describes the process as long and tortuous.

    The private finance initiative has slowed down building work in the NHS SALLY WERN COMPORT/SIS …

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