Chief medical officer's report on the nation's health: Poorly performing doctors are to be dealt with more fairly

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:422

In the histogram in this News article by Zosia Kmietowicz we inadvertently got the legend the wrong way round (12 July, p 69). The dark orange shading in fact represents hospital and community doctors, and the pale shading represents general practitioners. The graph therefore shows that among older doctors (aged ≥ 50) more general practitioners than hospital and community doctors were referred to the National Clinical Assessment Authority during April 2001 to December 2002; among younger doctors (aged < 50), more hospital and community doctors were referred.


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