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Effectiveness of consultancy services in healthcare is unclear in New Zealand

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2556 (Published 19 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2556
  1. Adeel Akmal, research fellow1,
  2. Robin Gauld, dean and pro-vice chancellor2,
  3. Erin Penno, lecturer3
  1. 1Centre for Health Systems and Technology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  2. 2Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  3. 3Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. adeel.akmal{at}otago.ac.nz

Our research on the use of consultants and contractors in the New Zealand healthcare system has yielded similar conclusions to those of Bruch and colleagues on the use of private management consultants …

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