Published: 24/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5944 Page 28

The rationing debate is as old as the NHS. Who Should We Treat? Rights, rationing and resources in the NHS by legal academic Christopher Newdick seeks to set the argument in the context of the shift in NHS organisations and power structures under decentralisation and patient empowerment.

This revised edition contains a useful chapter on private treatment, as well as a compendium of international caselaw.

Published by Oxford University Press, price£50.