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BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1438c (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1438
  1. David Cohen
  1. Reader in health economics, University of Glamorgan Business School, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan CF37 IDL.

    EDITOR,—Alan Mordue and Neil Craig's criticisms provide useful advice on how applied marginal analysis can be improved. The experience in Mid Glamorgan, however, was put forward not as an exemplar but simply to show that marginal analysis can work in practice. It also showed how setting priorities on the basis of the economic principle of weighing the marginal gains and losses from any changes in current patterns of expenditure is better than setting priorities on …

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