Rationing happens all the time

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:772

Rationing occurs in all health care systems all the time and yet is not adequately discussed because of “a cost taboo,” said David Eddy, United States health policy expert, in Washington last week.

Mr Eddy, who is ranked by many as one of the sharpest minds in medicine, was speaking at a conference “Health care quality in the time of transition.” He defined the …

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