Nurses may make surgical house officers obsolete

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1298a (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1298
  1. Sean Williamson
  1. Registrar in anaesthetics and intensive care Dryburn Hospital, Durham DH1 5TW

    EDITOR,--Sue Dowling and colleagues' article on nurse practitioners mentions the perceived benefits and costs for the related doctors, nurses, and managers but does not deal with relationships across specialties.1 The role of surgical house officers has always been, among other things, to liaise with anaesthetic staff in …

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