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Reconfiguring acute hospitals in England

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1271

A side effect of patient choice?

  1. Ike Anya, specialist registrar in public health medicine
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London WC1E 6BT

    Ham illustrates the tension between the need for collaboration between hospitals to ensure appropriate location of specialist services and the opposing need to compete promoted by a pro-market policy agenda which undermines collaboration.1

    However, the editorial does not explore the effect that the monomaniac promotion of patient choice to the exclusion of any …

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