Evidence‐based medicine and rational rationing

David J. Hunter (Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director, Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, 71–75 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9PL)

Journal of Clinical Effectiveness

ISSN: 1361-5874

Publication date: 1 April 1996


There has been significant investment in NHS research and development aimed at strengthening the knowledge base of decision‐making. But evidence‐based health care is no panacea. What is effective or ineffective is vigorously contested. Nor does evidence‐based decision‐making offer a tidy solution to matters of a more sensitive political nature. In particular, it is not a solution to the rationing dilemma.


Hunter, D. (1996), "Evidence‐based medicine and rational rationing", Journal of Clinical Effectiveness, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 134-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb020850

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