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Letters Doctors as NHS chief executives

Management education for doctors in India

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2145
  1. Mahesh Devnani, assistant professor
  1. Department of Hospital Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India
  1. devnaniji{at}

Oliver rightly argues that doctors should have more opportunities to pursue administrative training and to later opt for such roles when available.1 But his assumption that having doctors in leadership positions in many overseas health systems is the prime reason for their performance …

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