Letters Gatekeeping and delayed diagnosis

Gatekeeping ensures care according to need, not want

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3216 (Published 19 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3216
  1. Gareth D H Richards, general practitioner1
  1. 1Saxmundham Health, Saxmundham IP17 1DY, UK
  1. gdhrichards{at}doctors.org.uk

Hawkes subtitles his piece, “How can people who need specialist care get it more quickly?” and then answers the different question, “How can people with money who want specialist care get it more quickly?”1

Briefly skating over the virtue of gatekeeping …

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