Reconfiguring acute hospitals in England

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39058.712280.3A (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1271

A side effect of patient choice?

  1. Ike Anya, specialist registrar in public health medicine
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London WC1E 6BT ikeanya@doctors.org.uk

    Ham illustrates the tension between the need for collaboration between hospitals to ensure appropriate location of specialist services and the opposing need to compete promoted by a pro-market policy agenda which undermines collaboration.1

    However, the editorial does not explore the effect that the monomaniac promotion of patient choice to the exclusion of any …

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