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Doctors and managers

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:666
  1. Marcus Müllner (
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    Some aspects of medicine are a complete turn-off for some doctors. One of these is statistics and another is management. Doctors often mistake management for administrative tasks. But management is far more than mere administration, just as being a good doctor is far more than merely being a good clinician. In fact, management is an essential part of what it means to be a good doctor (

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