Profession should not have to make decisions concerning rationing

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6969.1657b (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1657
  1. John Gould
  1. General practitioner, Wells Health Centre, Wells, Somerset BA5 1XJ.

    EDITOR,—Perhaps Sir Maurice Shock tries to live up to his name, but his attempt to shock us out of our mind set merely irritates when he exhorts us to “speak authoritatively and sensibly to the consumer” while agreeing that such a consumer is “protected, encouraged to be autocratic, and persuaded …

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