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Secondary care is not evil

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:552
  1. Nigel D C Sturrock, clinical director, acute medicine (
  1. Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB

    EDITOR—Although secondary care has come to expect hospital and consultant bashing as a government pastime, it is disappointing that the BMJ, under the editorial by Lewis,1 follows the party line. It is not secondary care that drives unscheduled activity but patients. Hospitals are not “sucking” funds from primary …

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