Hospital responsibilities and communication must be clearBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7341.851/b (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:851
- Simant Westley, public health scientist. (Simant.Westley@nwales-ha.wales.nhs.uk)
- Department of Health Policy and Public Health, North Wales Health Authority, c/o Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCAR), University of Wales, Bangor LL57 2UW
EDITOR—Cawood, a senior house officer, kept a record of the time he spent talking to patients' relatives.1 In all complex illnesses, especially those with potential long term sequelae, clinical effectiveness and governance recommend that services are “organised.” This allows patients the benefit of agreed pathways, with appropriate clear divisions of responsibility and lines …
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