Smoke and croak

Fisher, Jennifer
August 1993
U.S. News & World Report;8/30/93, Vol. 115 Issue 9, p15
Discusses how doctors in Britain decide which patients get priority for treatment under the government-run National Health Service. Belief that patients who help themselves (stop smoking prior to heart surgery, etc.) should take precedence over others on long waiting lists for operations; Example of Harry Elphick, who died waiting for bypass surgery after being told he'd first have to quit smoking.


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