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Are we ready for the next big thing?

Heather J Cleland
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 412-413.
Published online: 5 October 2009

To the Editor: Duckett rightly points out that community knowledge and expectations of the delivery of medical services have increased in recent years, and that the “baby boomers” of today will not accept the hospitals of yesteryear.1 He claims that the Australian health system has responded to technological change, but not to sociological change.

  • Heather J Cleland

  • Burns Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: h.cleland@alfred.org.au

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