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Director of troubled Karolinska hospital resigns

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 09 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4249
  1. Marta Paterlini
  1. Stockholm, Sweden

Melvin Samsom, the director of a new hospital model in Stockholm, Sweden, resigned unexpectedly at the end of September, saying that the time was right to move on now that the system he introduced was up and running.

Samsom was recruited four years ago from the Netherlands to lead the implementation of so-called value based healthcare at the New Karolinska Hospital (Nya Karolinska Sjukhuset, NKS) and to manage the move to new premises.1

The plan was to establish one of the most advanced …

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