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Scottish doctors call for a moratorium on PFI

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:275
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Doctors in Scotland have renewed their demands for a moratorium on schemes to build hospitals using the private finance initiative (PFI) after publication of a leaked letter indicating that financial restrictions have dictated the size of one of the country's flagship projects.

    Concern has been expressed for several years that the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, currently being built under the PFI process, will have too few beds to cope with the demands placed on it. Early plans were for …

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