Competition can be good for all sorts of things, including healing:
Mr Cullen says the new surgical unit won’t require additional funding because of productivity gains and waste minimisation.
He says, for example, a pilot project has reduced by 40% percent the average length of stay in hospital.
This was achieved, he says, by putting patients who have had their operation on the same day together in the same room.
“So there’s a little bit of competition as to who’s best and does their exercises best and therefore who goes home earliest.”
So simple, so sensible.