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What is it acceptable to die of?

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1484
  1. Neville W Goodman, Consultant anaesthetista
  1. a Department of Anaesthetics, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    Editor—The issue of 15 February was indeed thought provoking. Having had a recent series of four articles in the journal, the Rationing Agenda Group aired yet more of its ideas,1 2 while authors of letters showed just how impossible it will be to reach any consensus. In one of these letters J Dunstan asked that a minimum requirement for a civilised health system should be that people …

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