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Patients get four choices for NHS treatments: Choose and book has not left the station

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:180
  1. David M Lewis (, general practitioner
  1. Tudor Surgery, Watford WD24 7PH

    Editor—UK general practitioners have no contractual obligation to offer patients a choice of provider.1 My practice calculated that with some 50 elective referrals to hospital each week we would need to spend nearly £4500 …

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