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Does choice work when it comes to public services?

10 April 2014 Last updated at 12:01 BST

Politicians like to bandy the word choice around when it comes to public services, but some question whether people are any good at making decisions.

In a Daily Politics film, Adam Fleming spoke to author David Boyle and cardiologist Dr Duncan Dymond to hear how people make, or do not make, choices about their services.

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