NHS charges are a mess, say MPs

Cole, Andrew
July 2006
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/22/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7560, p163
Academic Journal
The author reports that Great Britain's House of Commons Health Select Committee has recommended a complete reassessment of the system of charging for health services that may include eliminating prescription charges. The exemptions system that is supposed to be based on income actually exempts many wealthy persons and not poorer working people. Hospital parking charges are unfair.


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