Are top-up payments a good idea?

Moberly, Tom
November 2008
GP: General Practitioner;11/14/2008, p19
The article highlights the warning of general practitioners (GP) in Great Britain that allowing National Health Service (NHS) patients to top up treatment with drugs they paid for privately fails to resolve the basic issue of access to expensive medicines in the NHS. It highlights the GPs' fear that trying to separate private and NHS care for the same patient for the same condition will cause confusion and create problems.


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