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Survey shows widespread rationing in NHS

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1453a (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1453

One in three health authorities in Britain is already rationing treatment, according to a comprehensive examination of health care under the NHS market reforms. The analysis, based on a database of health authorities' purchasing intentions and strategy documents compiled by Yorkshire consultancy Blackwell Masters, found that 40 of the 129 authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland have stopped buying certain types of care and …

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