Ethics, Clinical Freedom and the Doctors’ Role

  • Alan Williams
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Part of the Economic Issues in Health Care book series (EIHC)

Abstract

In her Foreword to the NHS White Paper Working for Patients (DoH, 1989) the Prime Minister offers us two forthright assurances. The first is that:

‘The National Health Service will continue to be available to all,regardless of income, and to be financed mainly out of general taxation’.

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