‘Sweetheart contract’ keeps waiting lists up

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2000 The key to bringing down waiting lists lies in tackling consultants’ contracts and working practices, according to Donald Light, fellow, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2000;320:1349) Light states that the ‘two-tier syndrome’ which exists in Britain is the root…

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