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The Global Challenge Health Care Rationing Angela Coulter

The Global Challenge Health Care Rationing

Angela Coulter

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780335204632
Paperback
284 pages
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Rationing or priority setting occurs in all health care systems. Doctors, managers and politicians are involved in making decisions on how to use scarce resources and which groups and patients should receive priority. These decisions may be informedMoreRationing or priority setting occurs in all health care systems. Doctors, managers and politicians are involved in making decisions on how to use scarce resources and which groups and patients should receive priority. These decisions may be informed by the results of medical research and cost effectiveness studies but they also involve the use of judgement and experience. Consequently, priority setting involves ethics as well as economics and decisions on who should live and who should die remain controversial and contested.