Bureaucracy hinders prompt careBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.714 (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:714
- D H Judson, retired general practitioner
- Salter's Cottage, Dingestow, Nr Monmouth, Gwent NP25 4DY
EDITOR—At least one anomaly still exists in the NHS (there may be others). It results from a bureaucratic requirement to follow strict communication pathways. That these are detrimental is shown by the example of an elderly woman who developed sight problems from a detached retina. …
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