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The effects of consumerism

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1610
  1. Jason O'Neale Roach, fourth year medical student, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine (
  1. London

    The rise of consumerism means that the public now demands health services, rather than accepts what is on offer. The health service will need to become almost unrecognisable in its role and function to survive. A book entitled Developing New Clinical Roles examines the need for a fresh approach, in a health system with constantly increasing demands. Flexible training—the subject of a paper in …

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