Many reasons exist for choosing private treatment

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1401c (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1401
  1. Geoff Wilson
  1. Consultant plastic reconstructive and hand surgeon Department of Plastic Surgery, Queen Mary's University Hospital, London SW15 5PN

    EDITOR,—Having read David Currie's personal view about private medicine, I am not sure whether to pity him or be jealous.1 His article must surely have been written tongue in cheek. Does he really not know the use of having a subscription for private treatment?

    All of us should see a patient urgently if asked to do so. If the next clinic is not soon enough then a special arrangement can be made, such as to admit the patient directly to …

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