Letters Preventing hospital admission

Contradiction is inherent in business model for hospitals

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6162 (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6162
  1. Mark Temple, public health physician1
  1. 1Public Health Wales NHS Trust, Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff CF10 3NW, UK
  1. Mark.temple{at}wales.nhs.uk

One problem that Oliver did not highlight in his discussion of preventing hospital admission was the apparent contradiction inherent in the business model of hospitals.1

The fundamental aim of businesses is to increase their …

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