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Letters Do we need integration?

No basis for integration in the NHS

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 23 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5163
  1. Stephen Black, data scientist
  1. Black Box Data Science, Biggleswade SG18 0QA, UK

There is very little rationale for more “integration” in the NHS, and the choice of word reflects an error in understanding the problem.1

When we talk about integration we think of removing the barriers between separate organisations. But this assumes that organisational boundaries are the reason why patients don’t …

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