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Politicians may not have same goals as clinicians with regard to mergers

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1762

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Trevor Sheldon, Director (,
  2. Alan Maynard, Director
  1. Health Policy Group, University of York, York YO10 5DD

    EDITOR—Garside's editorial on evidence based mergers confuses outcomes and process.1 She wants to collect evidence on “how to manage the process of merging” as well as to assemble “evidence on the benefits of NHS merged organisations.”

    International evidence on the benefits of mergers and the influence of hospital size on the quality of, cost …

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