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Governing Medicine: Theory and Practice

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1351 (Published 2 December 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1351.1

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  1. Conor Brophy (cjbroph@yahoo.com), assistant medical director
  1. Hull, East Yorkshire

    I've a fantastic idea for a reality TV show. But it's one with a twist: the future of the NHS will be decided on the outcome. The show takes place in a hospital, and the contestants will be doctors and managers. The audience will be the patients, who vote on how to run the hospital. But they won't be told that the options are unworkable. The contestants know, given the equipment and information supplied to them, that the options are impossible. But they're out of the show (it's in their contracts) if they say anything …

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