Voracious Appetite For Medical Care

Voracious Appetite For Medical Care

“The poorer (medically speaking) the quality of the lives preserved, the more intense are the demands they continue to make. In short, the appetite for medical treatment is “the more you get the more you want.”

Enoch Powell, British Minister of Health, quoted in Klein R. The Politics of the National Health Service. 2nd ed. London, England: Longman; 1983

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