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A health planner's delight?

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:a

This week's issue should please health planners—for it shows that spending more money on health care doesn't produce better health, that simple interventions can be more effective than complex ones, and that an intermittent treatment may be just as effective as a continuous one; against that, it shows that giving feedback on prescribing to general practitioners may have no effect at all.

For people who argue that all the NHS needs is a bit more money, there is …

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