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Acute wards: problems and solutions. Acute hospital care

  • Matt Muijen (a1)
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It would be surprising if a public service was tolerated when it was feared by its customers, who are put at risk; unable to show evidence of its effectiveness; very expensive; and paying its staff uncompetitively. It would be astonishing if, nevertheless, such a service could not cope with demand.

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Acute wards: problems and solutions. Acute hospital care

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