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Why clinicians should embrace individual budgets
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    Individual budgets: Avoiding exploitation and postcode lottery

    Many patients are ill because of wrong choices they made in their life (eg smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet etc). How are we going to ensure that they make the 'right choices' with their individual budgets particularly if direct cash payments are made? How do we prevent the exploitation of these individuals? This is not a 'paternalistic 'concern. The checks and balances needed would be no more different from havin...

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