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Open source and the NHS: Two huge disorganised entities without central control

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Re: The ridiculous power of doctors

The whole point of the NHS (pace Sir Humphrey) is to provide medical treatment to patients. The providers are the doctors, nurses, physios, dentists, etc. The jobs of the rest of the staff, every last one of them, have no logical justification other than to support to that function.

To put it another way, if you're admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pain who do you want to decide on your treatment - a doctor or a bean-counter?

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