Letters Target centred medicine

Targets can seriously damage your health…

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.680 (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:680
  1. Kevin K Y Yoong, research fellow (kevin.yoong@kingston) (hospital@nhs.uk),
  2. Tim Heymann, honorary senior lecturer
  1. Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB
  2. Business School, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ

    EDITOR–Concerns about waiting lists and targets in the NHS are not new. They have been central to the experience and perception of our health care since its inception.1 Nevertheless, Bogle's comments about the lengths to which some hospitals appear to go to meet targets should be taken seriously.2 …

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