The BMA should apply itself to solving the NHS’s productivity problemBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1672 (Published 30 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1672
- Paul E Shannon, consultant anaesthetist1
- 1Doncaster, UK
Some doctors seem to be confused by productivity. It is the ratio of outputs to inputs. Output per hour is, more properly, a partial productivity measure. When I was a registrar in anaesthesia, I did more than 1000 anaesthetic procedures a year; nowadays a registrar is lucky to do 400. This means less output per doctor, but the …
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