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England must rid itself of “obsession” with hospital medicine, conference hears

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1799 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1799
  1. Carol Harris
  1. 1London

Most of what matters about people’s health happens away from hospitals, Duncan Selbie, chief executive designate of Public Health England, told a conference mainly of health and social care staff in London last week.

“The biggest obsession we have as a country is our obsession with hospital medicine. We prioritise it and spend our money on acute hospitals and treatments. The way we use …

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