Is private care ethical?

Muireann Quigley, Brian H Willis

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Since its inception in 1948 the UK National Health Service has had three core principles: it should meet the needs of everyone; be free at the point of delivery; and be based on clinical need and not ability to pay.1 Private medical care has always existed alongside publicly funded health care, with wealthier patients often seen privately and the NHS providing health care for people who cannot afford it.2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalStudent BMJ
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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