The three paradoxes of private medicine: Hypocrisy, shock, and embarrassment were trivialised

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7471.919 (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:919
  1. John A Bailey (drjohnbailey@hotmail.com), general practitioner
  1. Whiteladies Health Centre, Bristol BS8 2PU

    EDITOR—I read the personal view column always with interest, mostly with pleasure, sometimes with sadness, but rarely with the mixture of disbelief and anger I experienced about “The three paradoxes of private medicine.”1

    Firstly, the opening paragraphs reveal hypocrisy usually heard from Labour politicians who defend sending their …

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