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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.74 (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:74

Heath secretary warns about NHS rationing: In a speech this week the British health secretary, Stephen Dorrell, warned health authorities not to introduce rationing by imposing blanket bans of some treatments. Clinical effectiveness was the principal criterion on which treatment should be provided. The health minister, Gerald Malone, will lead a review of options for developing primary health care, such as small hospitals involving local general practitioners.

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