Although Britain's National Health Service has implemented a number of reforms designed to improve the quality of care in a cost-effective manner, healthcare litigation in the United Kingdom continues to increase. Resource shortages have prompted many patients to bring legal actions against the National Health Service in an attempt to compel a resource allocation, while other patients have sued their physician for negligence in providing a healthcare service.
The Allocation of Healthcare Resources in the National Health Service in England: Professional and Legal Issues,
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