Last week's feature on orthopaedic surgeons ('Blade runners', pages 20-23) referred to a British Orthopaedic Association study of 250 consultants' operating patterns. The study was in fact by John Yates and colleagues at the health services management centre, Birmingham University.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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