The tragedy of the commons for the NHS?BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2238 (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2238
- S J McNulty, consultant endocrinologist1
- 1St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust, Whiston L35 5DR, UK
In 1968, Hardin wrote “the tragedy of the commons,” which explored the tension between common cost and private profit.1 Broadly speaking, the example concerns a common patch of grazing land shared by several herdsmen. Each …
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