Letters Competition between hospitals

If we want kindness we need cooperation, not competition

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7502 (Published 29 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7502
  1. Rob Bethune, surgical registrar1
  1. 1Severn Deanery, UK
  1. rob.bethune{at}nhs.net

Bertrand Russell said “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” I believe that the same can be said about the NHS. Bevan and Skellern show a lack of clear evidence of any benefit from interhospital competition.1 However, I think that competition …

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