Doctor displacement: a political agenda or a health care imperative?

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02463.x
Published online: 6 April 2009

In reply: I appreciate the comments of Brooks and Mitchell on the importance of words to editors — they are, after all, their tools of trade. Indeed, this is no more so than in the titles of editorials, wherein their succinctness must not only encapsulate the tone and theme of the text but, having captured the readers’ attention, induce them to read on.


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  • 3. Cooper RA, Henderson T, Dietrich CL. Roles of nonphysician clinicians as autonomous providers of patient care. JAMA 1998; 280: 795-802.


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