Soundings

I believe

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7373.1181/a (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1181
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    I referred a patient with a headache to hospital recently, and she came back complaining that “all they did was a brain scan.”

    A quantum leap of patient expectation has occurred—a Rubicon has not only been crossed but has had an exclusive golf and country club built on its banks and tons of sewage are being pumped into it on top of the lost golf balls every day.

    Nostalgia is my great sin, and I remember with a …

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