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NHS charges are a mess, say MPs

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 20 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:163
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    The House of Commons health select committee this week calls for a complete reappraisal of the system of charging for services in the England's health service, including the possibility of scrapping prescription charges.

    The current system of charging is a mess with no comprehensible underlying principles, it says in its report: “Charges have come about piecemeal, often in …

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