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Chief medical officer calls for rewards to improve clinical practice

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:216
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The chief medical officer for England, Liam Donaldson, has said that financial rewards and penalties could be introduced in a bid to root out unacceptable regional variations in clinical practice.

    Professor Donaldson was speaking last week at the launch of the latest issue of his annual report on the state of public health, which draws on data for 2005 from the former 28 strategic health authorities.

    He said that despite great improvements in medical education and the growth of an evidence …

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