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London effect 

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London effect

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

–Boswell’s Life of Johnson


A popular term referring to the migration of patients with conditions needing ongoing superspecialist care to London (or any mega-city) with tertiary or quartenary hospital services. 

Synonym Mega-city effect



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