12th April 2019, Volume 132 Number 1493

Emma J Hannay

“Some is not a number. Soon is not a time.” – Don Berwick More than eight months ago, the Health Minister of New Zealand cancelled public reporting on performance of…

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Emma Hannay, Head of Health, Acasus, Hong Kong.

Correspondence

Dr Emma Hannay, Head of Health, Acasus, Unit 1010 Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Correspondence Email

ehannay@post.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Nil.

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