What to do next?

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 09 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:0

By the end of this week Britain will have a new government. The secretary of state for health will be looking for things to do and might well pick up this BMJ. If so, he or she will be presented with a torrent of ideas for improvement. The challenges will be which to select and how to get them done.

One option would be to improve the response time of ambulances to emergency calls. A group from Glasgow have calculated that improving response times could increase the number of people surviving cardiac arrests …

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