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J R Soc Med. 2002 March; 95(3): 165.
PMCID: PMC1279502

Edge of chaos

With regard to the article on chaos in the National Health Service1, I was particularly interested in the conclusion about increasing resources. This, if I read correctly, is a very good corollary of Parkinson's Law; that is, the amount of work to be done increases in order to fill the time (resources?; personnel?) available to do it.


1. Papadopoulos MC, Hadjitheodosiou M, Chrysostomou C, Hardwidge C, Bell BA. Is the National Health Service at the edge of chaos? J R Soc Med 2001;94: 613-16 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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