Equity in health care

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.673b (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:673
  1. N Mays,
  2. K Judge
  1. King's Fund Institute, London W2 4HT.

    EDITOR, - E S Williams and C M Scott comment on our review of some of the weaknesses of the current methods of allocating resources to NHS regions.1 They argue that the age-cost weights in the current formula assume, in their view wrongly, that all elderly people have the same health needs2 and that we should have made this point in our paper. While they present their argument in terms of the age-cost weights in the formula, their quibble seems to be with the subsequent needs …

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