Health care rationing

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.686 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:686

Implicit rationing should take place within a framework

  1. M Jennings
  1. Consultant physician Department of Medicine (Health Care for Elderly People), Northern General Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield S5 7AU

    EDITOR,—Though I agree with David Mechanic that all health care systems should use a mixture of rationing mechanisms, I have some reservations about placing too much reliance on the discretion of professionals to determine …

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