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Rationing—Talk and Action in Health Care

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 17 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1082

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  1. Graham Winyard, postgraduate dean
  1. Wessex Deanery, Winchester

    Ed Bill New

    King's Fund and BMJ Books, £25, pp 261 

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    This is a book from a group with a mission. The members of the Rationing Agenda Group wish to promote “a continuing, broad and deep debate about rationing in the NHS.” Their book shows, sometimes unintentionally, how difficult this may be to achieve.

    The topic could not be more topical, and, by bringing together many of the “big names” in the rationing debate to explore key issues and dilemmas, the book provides a single …

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