Clear winners and losers are created by age only NHS resource allocationBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3593 (Published 22 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3593
- Clare L Bambra, professor of public health policy1
- 1Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH, UK
Hawkes points out the dangerous implications for health inequalities of an age only proposal for NHS resource allocation: there would certainly be winners and losers.1 Severing the link with deprivation will lead to a considerable shift of healthcare funding away from the neediest, poorer areas of the north and the inner cities towards the least needy, most affluent, and most elderly areas of …
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