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NHS must pay nursing costs for dependent nursing home residents

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:212
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Court of Appeal in London last week overturned a High Court judge's decision which would have forced the NHS to find an extra £220m ($352m) a year for the costs of caring for patients in nursing homes.

    But the three appeal court judges ruled that the health service must …

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