“Black boxing:” response by editor of Hospital DoctorBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7208.520 (Published 21 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:520
- Phil Johnson, editor
- Hospital Doctor, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS
EDITOR—I found the BMJ's condemnation1 2 of the editorial in Hospital Doctor on “black boxing”3 a typically entertaining read, but I should like to correct a few inaccuracies.
According to you, we at Hospital Doctor argued “in a portentous editorial” that the BMJ “is putting money ahead of principle.” Actually, we didn't.
Our editorial expressed no view on the rights and wrongs of black boxing non-standard posts. It criticised the …