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The doctors say no
  1. Geoff Hughes
  1. Correspondence to Professor Geoff Hughes, The Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia; cchdhb{at}

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The King's Fund is an organisation well known to many readers. Its stated aim is to work with individuals and organisations to shape policy and transform services through research and analysis, develop clinical and managerial leaders, create and support networks to share experience and improve services by helping health professionals bring better health care to patients. It also hopes that its policy and research activity will have a growing and measurable impact on both policy makers and frontline services. It is an influential and respected opinion seeker and former.

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