The inverse pay law

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6969.1663a (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1663
  1. E E J Martin
  1. General practitioner, Bedford MK40 3NG.

    EDITOR,—I have just discovered a new medical law. The new law is called “the inverse pay law” and stands alongside and may partly explain the well recognised “inverse care law.” The new law states that the more needy a patient is and the more difficult it is to look after him …

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