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Improve clinical effectiveness, says DoH

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:75
  1. A Tonks

    In a new year initiative to curb NHS spending on medical treatments that are unproved or don't work the NHS Management Executive is urging fundholding general practitioners and health authorities to consider the effectiveness of a treatment before buying it. Purchasers should, says the management executive, use clinical guidelines on good practice drawn up by doctors to help them contract for services that are known to be effective.

    In a letter to all fundholders, trusts, and health authorities Dr Graham Winyard, health care director of the NHS Management Executive, and Mrs Yvonne Moores, director of …

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