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Doctor Innovation: Shaking Up The Health System

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Executive Summary

Asked to picture healthcare in the twenty-first century, one might imagine scientists applying the latest breakthrough in biotechnology as a radical cure for disease. But equally, they might also think of lengthy waiting lists, shabby wards and lumberingly bureaucratic administrative systems. This dichotomy is one of the biggest problems confronting policymakers and managers when they look at today's health sector. Advances in medical science and technology have not been matched by innovation in healthcare management and processes. It is a failure that costs taxpayers and patients dearly.

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