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Bureaucracy hinders prompt care

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:714
  1. D H Judson, retired general practitioner
  1. Salter's Cottage, Dingestow, Nr Monmouth, Gwent NP25 4DY

    EDITOR—At least one anomaly still exists in the NHS (there may be others). It results from a bureaucratic requirement to follow strict communication pathways. That these are detrimental is shown by the example of an elderly woman who developed sight problems from a detached retina. …

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