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Innocence revisited

Wasting resources

John Scott

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Abstract

Given the current overstretching of resources, Professor Sir John Scott questions how a present day complaints committee would view the following case.

Article Extract

Over the past 10 to 15 years, there has been increasing interest in the media, and within the community generally, in what goes wrong in our hospitals. Certainly, there is increasing concern at what are perceived to be cover-ups of previous misadventures. The public’s expectations of health worker performance have risen to levels that at times are unrealistic and unattainable in relation to the available resources and the limits of human capacity.

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