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Reconfiguration of surgical, emergency, and trauma services

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:522

Bigger is not better

  1. David G Currie, neurosurgeon (
  1. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

    EDITOR—Black's editorial on the reconfiguration of surgical, emergency, and trauma services in the United Kingdom discusses what is proving to be a destructive tendency in Scottish medicine and, I suspect, in UK medicine.1

    A depressing trend prevails in Scotland to see centralisation (sometimes …

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