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Letters Hospital mortality ratios

Hospitals fit for purpose

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2751
  1. David J Jolley, honorary reader and consultant psychiatrist1
  1. 1Personal Social Services Research Unit, Manchester University, Manchester M13 9PL
  1. david.jolley{at}

    The three related articles on hospital mortality ratios are brave and stand firm for honesty in the face of primitive witch-hunting, directing us to think more clearly about the appropriate roles of and expectations for our hospitals.1 2 3

    We are not in the business of maintaining life without end. Belatedly attention has …

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