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postcode lottery Line breaks: post|code lot|tery

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of postcode lottery in English:


A situation in which someone’s access to health services or medical treatment is determined by the area of the country in which they live.
Example sentences
  • Stronger local accountability can be a powerful antidote to the postcode lottery.
  • The parking needs of people with disabilities must not be decided by what is effectively a postcode lottery.
  • They called on the Government to make the care of allergy sufferers a full part of the NHS, rather than a postcode lottery.
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