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When big may not be beautiful

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:943
  1. S G Barber, Chairman medical staff committee,
  2. A Bosley, Paediatrician, small specialties group,
  3. W Bradford, Medical director,
  4. I Buchanan, Maxillofacial surgeon,
  5. A Gibson, Ophthalmologist small specialties group,
  6. F O'Sullivan, Chief executive
  1. North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4JB

    EDITOR—Thank you for printing Markham's personal views, which are shared by this committee and the managers of this small geographically isolated trust.1

    We welcome change and innovation, and we work hard to provide excellent patient care. Because our service is mostly provided by consultants rather than led by them, we believe our service is often better than that supplied in the larger academic …

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