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We need more humanity as well as better evidence

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 03 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5907
  1. Kamran Abbasi, executive editor
  1. The BMJ
  1. kabbasi{at}

Is it possible to improve health, improve care, and save money? You might consider this an impossible calculus from a baseline of austerity, but that is the challenge set for the NHS’s 44 sustainability and transformation plans. The draft plans are already causing friction at a time when there is enough friction in the system already (doi:10.1136/bmj.i5898).

Take general practice, for example. New models of working promise an end to small practices, more integrated care, and the …

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