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Patients have strong input into purchasing decisions in Droitwich

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:557
  1. Stephen Field, Senior partner,
  2. Adrian Giles, Droitwich Locality Project manager
  1. Corbett Medical Practice, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 7BE

    EDITOR,—We were interested in Richard Smith's editorial on rationing health care and in how fundholding practices are trying to involve patients in their rationing decisions.1 2 We report developments in the Droitwich Locality Project, which has sought the involvement of patients in all of the decisions of the commissioning group since its inception in 1995.

    The Droitwich Locality Project is a commissioning group consisting of two fundholding and one non-fundholding practice which …

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