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Private Healthcare under the Care Standards Act
John J. Lambie
Response to the article by Doyle and Bull of PPP Healthcare(BMJ Volume 321. 02/09/00) and the commentary by Keen of the King's Fund on how the public and private healthcare sectors might best work together in future; the so-called Concordat.
Comments on the Care Standards Act; the new temporary Code of Practice in private acute hospitals; "preferred" hospitals; complaints procedures and the National Care Standards Commission.