New resource allocation formulaBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1580b (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1580
Agism by stealth
- Kalman Kafetz, Consultant physician
- Department of Medicine for Elderly People, Forest Healthcare NHS Trust, Connaught Day Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, London E11 1NR.
EDITOR,—In estimating the resource consequences of use of inpatient services by age bands Peter Smith and colleagues classify geriatrics as a non-acute specialty and assign reduced weight to expenditure on the care of elderly people.1 This ignores the usual …