Letters Why I love a free lunch

Free lunches are not the answer

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39568.498125.80 (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1034
  1. Brett D Montgomery, clinical senior lecturer
  1. 1Discipline of General Practice, School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care (SPARHC) University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
  1. brett{at}multiline.com.au

I share Dr Patel’s concerns about doctors’ continuing education and the quality of hospital food.1 However, I disagree that “free” lunches are the best solution to either of these problems.

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