Politicians should not be making healthcare decisions, survey says

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:229
  1. Anne Griffin
  1. 1BMJ

    MPs and local councillors should not be involved in making decisions about which drugs are funded by their local NHS organisation, a recent public opinion poll by the NHS Confederation shows.

    Only 11% of the 1000 people in Great Britain polled by Ipsos MORI thought that MPs should be involved in decisions on which treatments to fund. Only 5% thought that local councillors should be involved. Seventy per cent thought that clinicians should …

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