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Health minister clarifies Care Standards Bill

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:713
  1. Gisela Stuart, health minister
  1. Department of Health, Richmond House, London SWA 2NS Paul.Z.Clark@DOH.GOV.UK

    EDITOR—I believe that your article on private health care was in places misleading and factually incorrect.1 The article implies that the Care Standards Bill will only extend to standards of premises and equipment in independent health care, and that the bill will not address the core problem of the quality of clinical care. It also wrongly implies that the bill does not address issues about safety …

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