Let’s Raise a Half-Full Glass to the Zombie NHS: A Response to Recent Commentaries

Document Type: Correspondence

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Health Services Management Centre, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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I am very grateful that esteemed colleagues have taken the time to respond to my article,1 particularly engaging in the style of my original contribution. I will respond in terms of their level of agreement with me: to Rudolf Klein (largely right), Scott Greer (partly right), Ian Greener (right and wrong and right), and David Hunter (largely wrong)... (Read more...)

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