Intended for healthcare professionals

Lessons From Everywhere

Garages and hospitals, doctors and nurses

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1621

Re: Garages/hospitals Doctors/Nurses

Dr Khan's response to the article reiterates the problem faced by most
health care organisations in the 19th century, ignorance peppered with

In today’s world , teams work in collaboration to efficiently deliver
care. Nursing is one of the key contributors in this cycle and is not a by
product of medicine.

I am astounded by Dr Khan's assertions and hope that future
contributions will be based on current evidence and beliefs.

Jay B.Pirnia

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 January 2001
Jay B Pirnia
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Emergency Department, Auckland Healthcare, New Zealand