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The rationing debate: Maximising the health of the whole community. The case against: what the principal objective of the NHS should really be

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7081.669 (Published 01 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:669

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