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Letters Quality failures in the NHS

Memory is useful only if you consult it

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:462
  1. Benjamin Dean, senior house officer
  1. 1Oxford
  1. djdeeno1979{at}

With reference to Ham’s editorial,1 NHS policy is often designed to benefit the interests of those in government and is consequently inconsistent, haphazard, and not holistic in its approach. The recent approach to hospital acquired infection sums this up, as a deep clean is preferred to tackling some of the root causes. The dangerous impact of targets …

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