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Comprehensive critical care within the independent health-care sector

Wayne Large, BA (Hons), RN, PGDip.Critical Care Education Facilitator, BUPA Hospitals LtdThe White Paper Comprehensive Critical Care (DoH, 2000) has far-reaching implications for both the public and the independent sector. Providing a smooth continuum of critical care is paramount, and breaking down barriers to effective critical care, thus taking the service to the patient, is crucial in any acute hospital.

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