What Price Excellence?
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1982 Sep; 8(3): 144-146.
A British heart surgeon argues that excellence in medicine must always be pursued even when, as in technically advanced specialties, excellence requires expensive equipment and highly trained multidisciplinary teams. He advocates that decisions on a fair and reasonable distribution of costly health services should be made within the National Health Service, specifically by its Department of Health and Social Security, with the advice of the public's elected representatives and the health professions. (KIE abstract)