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[Correspondence] Medical leadership—we need more good followers

In view of Richard Horton’s Offline,1 we would like to highlight the importance of followership:2,3 a concept little appreciated and understood in medicine. Arguably, until the art of good followership has been mastered, truly great and inspirational leadership cannot be achieved. This is especially true in health care, in which team working is crucial to improve outcomes.4 The greatest successes, for patients, are team successes.

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