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BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1580c (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1580
  1. Peter Smith
  1. Reader in economics, finance, and accountancy Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, York YO1 5DD.

    EDITOR,—Kalman Kafetz makes two important points in relation to our study of resource allocation, nothing, firstly, that we classified geriatrics as non-acute. We did this simply so that we could explore the determinants of need specific to that specialty. By doing this we got round the problem of needing to identify costs of patients in geriatrics relative to those in other …

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