Rising healthcare costs, equity, and electoral success constitute trio of tensions

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.907-a (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:907
  1. Ian H Kunkler (i.kunkler@ed.ac.uk), consultant
  1. Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

EDITOR—All governments are seeking to find healthcare strategies that tackle the challenge of rising costs and patients' expectations while retaining popularity with their voters. Both UK and Australian governments have developed policies to reduce long waiting times in state funded hospitals. In their …

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