Editor of the BMJ to take up new post

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1276-a (Published 27 May 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1276.2

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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The editor of the BMJ, Dr Richard Smith, is to leave the journal after 25 years to become the chief executive of a new European arm of a US healthcare company.

    UnitedHealth Group is the largest healthcare company in the United States—with revenue last year of $28.8bn (£16.1bn;€24bn).

    Commenting on his decisions to leave the BMJ, Dr Smith said in an email to staff: “I've spent long hours considering the many pluses and minuses of leaving, but ultimately I have two reasons for going. Firstly, …

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