Views And Reviews

Management for Hospital Doctors

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:819
  1. J Simpson

    Ed Maurice Burrows, Roger Dyson, Peter Jackson, Hugh Saxton Butterworth- Heinemann, £35, pp 360 ISBN 0-7506-0800-3

    “The nearer the management process gets to the patient, the more important it is for the doctor to be looked upon as the natural manager.” So wrote Sir Roy Griffiths in 1983.

    Sir Roy was always quick to mention, however, that doctors are not necessarily “natural managers,” and the first response of any doctor when faced with a new task or an unfamiliar area of work is to reach for a good book and read around the subject. One of the many frustrations of taking …

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