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New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

The loss of income would be catastrophic for an already cash-strapped system, say doctors

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

1st September, 2019

Doctor Gabrielle Colleran was chief fellow in paediatric radiology at the prestigious Harvard Medical School in the United States. She was the highest paid fellow in Boston and was working there when her father was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

He needed a biopsy to determine what type of treatment he needed.

“My colleagues in America kept asking me: ‘What’s the path? What treatment is he on?’ Each day I had to say: ‘I don’t...

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