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Response – The Royal Australasian College of Physicians: a 21st century college

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This article is a response by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) to an article in this issue of the Journal: Komesaroff PA, Kerridge IA, Isaacs D, Brooks PM. The scourge of managerialism and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Med J Aust 2015; 202: 519-521. The RACP was made aware only recently of the article, which was submitted to the Journal some time ago. Due to this unique circumstance, a rapid and simultaneous response to the article is provided in this issue of the MJA. Publication of this response should not be taken as creating a precedent at the MJA.

Editorial Advisory Committee:
Charles Guest
MPH, PhD, FAFPHM
Bruce Waxman FRACS, FRCS, MRACMA
Jeffrey Zajac PhD, FRACP
Charles Guest and Jeffrey Zajac declare that they are members of the RACP.

A statement from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

One of the great lessons of the 20th century was the danger of ideologies that attempted to squeeze the complexity of the world into their frameworks.

The authors of “The scourge of managerialism and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians”1 have fallen into this trap by attempting to portray as a “corporatisation” framework a series…

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