Letters Key opinion leaders

High tech gadgetry introduced by stealth

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a782 (Published 15 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a782
  1. Su Sethi, consultant in public health medicine,
  2. Claire O’Donnell, clinical effectiveness in public health
  1. 1North West Specialised Services Commissioning Team, Quayside, Warrington WA4 6HL
  1. su.sethi{at}northwest.nhs.uk

    Key opinion leaders also promote technical devices developed for minimally invasive surgical approaches.1 Clinicians are offered training and mentoring by an expert on condition that they guarantee advance purchase of a substantial number of interventional procedures by their trust or commissioning body. In national priority areas such as cancer and cardiology some commissioners accede to persistent clinical demands, even …

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