Quality of care in ISTCs

Research on outcomes is essential

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7697 (Published 29 November 2011)
Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7697

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  1. Nick G Mann, general practitioner1
  1. 1Well Street Surgery, London E9 7TA, UK
  1. drnickmann{at}o2.co.uk

Research on outcomes in independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) is welcome, indeed essential. Chard and colleagues’ paper shows that some routine elective operations performed by cherry picked surgeons on selected low risk patients do not …

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