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US Federal Trade Commission charges academic publisher over “deceptive” practices

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4917 (Published 09 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4917

Who is responsible for healthcare?


Healthcare is failing, and blame is flailing. The blame game is on, and everyone is under fire. So who is ultimately responsible for healthcare? I propose that it’s the medical journals, because they are the only nexus for doctors, nurses, patients, schools, hospitals, insurers, government, research, and media. Without incisive input from medical journals, healthcare reform can never take place. 


Competing interests: No competing interests

11 September 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA