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Butler J. The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: Principles and Practices. Cassell. 1999.

Bradley P and Burls A. (eds.) Ethics in Public and Community Health. Routledge. 2000

Hope T, Savulescu J and Hendrick J. Medical Ethics and Law. The Core Curriculum. Churchill Livingstone. 2003

Oliver A, Healey A and Le Grand J. Addressing health inequalities, The Lancet 2002; 360:565-567.

Richards C, Dingwall R, Watson A. Should NHS patients be allowed to contribute extra money to their care? BMJ 2001; 323:563-565

Newdick C. Who Should We Treat? Law, Rights, Rationing and Resources in the NHS. Oxford University Press.2005

Crisp R, Hope T and Ebbs D. Rationing in general practice: the Asbury draft policy on ethical use of resources. BMJ 1996; 312:1528-1531

Weinstein MC. Should physicians be gatekeepers of medical resources? J Med Ethics 2001; 27:268-274

Davies G. Medical treatment abroad. New Law Journal 2003; 938

Rivlin M. Should rationing of health care be explicit? Bulletin of Medical Ethics 2002; 20

Rice T. Individual autonomy and state involvement in health care. J Med Ethics 2001; 27:240-244

Lockwood M, Quality of life and resource allocation, in Bell JM. and Mendus S. (eds) Philosophy and Medical Welfare Cambridge University Press, 1988

Parker M and Dickenson D. The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook, case studies, commentaries and activities. Cambridge University Press 2001

Samuels A. Right to medical treatment and the defence of lack of resources. Medical Litigation 2002; 12

O’Sullivan D. The allocation of scarce resources and the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights. Public law 1998; 389

Wright O. Action to stop postcode lottery for cancer drugs. Times, October 28, 2003.

British Medical Journal, Editorial. Why the Human Rights Act matters to doctors. BMJ 2000; 321: 780 - 781

Griffiths S, Reynolds J and Hope T., Priority setting in practice, chapter 18 in Coulter A and Ham C. (eds) The Global Challenge of Health Care Rationing, Open University Press 2000.

Hope T, Hicks N, Reynolds DJM, Crisp R and Griffiths S, Rationing and the health authority. BMJ, 1998; 317: 1067-1069

Forum. How to set priorities in health care. The Pharmaceutical Journal 2001: 266; 34-335