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BMA says that “superhospitals” would be unworkable

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7116.1111a (Published 01 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1111
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Regional “superhospitals” serving populations of two million would be unworkable and inefficient, concludes a report from the BMA's health policy and economic research unit.

    It is widely perceived that the way acute hospital services are organised needs to change because of shortages in specific specialties, greater specialisation within specialties, the changes to working practice caused by the “new deal” and the revised specialist training programme. It has also been argued that the quality of care would be higher in large hospitals.

    The report, …

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