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Evidence that public-private partnerships can increase funding is “paltry”

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:954
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Doctors have been advised to err on the side of caution when considering partnerships with the private sector in the funding of premises or provision of services and to ensure that any new arrangements benefit patients.

    A paper produced jointly by an independent health charity, the King's Fund, and the NHS Alliance (which represents primary care groups in England and other parts of the United Kingdom) emphasised that the evidence that public-private partnerships can increase funding and improve services within …

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