Letters Personal healthcare budgets

What is the objective of personal healthcare budgets?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2732 (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2732
  1. Adam M Ali, Frank Knox fellow1
  1. 1Harvard University, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
  1. adamali{at}post.harvard.edu

It is crucial to define the function of personal healthcare budgets in the evolving NHS.1 The debate so far has assumed that patients will use their budget to choose from an existing set of services to meet their needs, but that the system will not be used as a lever …

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