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BMA rules out move to “super hospitals”

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7096.1709k (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1709
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The leader of Britain's hospital consultants has warned that moves to build “super hospitals” serving large populations would be disastrous and would not save money and that any radical reorganisation of the hospital service would need careful strategic planning.

    Mr James Johnson said that bigger is not always better

    CHARLES MILLIGAN

    The drive towards greater specialisation seems to favour larger hospitals and it has been suggested this would save money and achieve better clinical results. Speaking at last week's …

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