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We must argue against choice

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:907
  1. Jim Boddington, general practitioner principal (

EDITOR—Godlee raises concerns about the choice bandwagon,1 but I disagree that it is hard to argue against choice in health care. Choice is great when buying a car or a bottle of wine, but the advantages transfer to health care only if patients are consumers in a marketplace. Such a model is in nobody's interest. Patients do not need choice but properly funded …

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