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Health insurer delays psychiatric admissions

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1162
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Professor Anthony Clare, the director of St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Republic of Ireland—and better known throughout Britain for his work in the media—has accused one of Ireland's two main health insurers of delaying the admission to hospital of psychiatric patients. He has predicted that the situation will get worse as the number of patients with private insurance increases.

    The problem, he told …

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