postcode lottery

postcode lottery
postcode lottery noun
(inf) a situation in which the provision of services such as medical treatment or education, rather than being uniform everywhere, varies in quality according to where people live
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postcode lottery UK US noun [singular] british showing disapproval
a situation in which people in different areas of the UK receive different things from a public service such as health care
Thesaurus: help with social problemshyponym

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ˌpostcode ˈlottery 7 [postcode lottery] noun singular (BrE)
a situation in which the amount or type of medical treatment that is provided to people depends on the particular area of the country they live in

Infertility treatment runs by a postcode lottery ‐ some health authorities will fund it, others won't.

Her plight highlighted the ‘postcode lottery’ faced by cancer patients.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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