Health Care Resource Allocation: Complicating Ethical Factors at the Macro-Allocation Level
Kluge, Eike-Henner W.
Health Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health Care Philosophy and Policy 2002; 10(2): 209-220
It is generally assumed that allocation problems in a socialized health care system result from limited resources and too much demand. Attempts at solutions have therefore centered in increasing efficiency, using evidence-based decision-making and on developing ways of balancing competing demands within the existing resource limitation. This article suggests that some of the difficulties in macro-allocation decision-making may result from the use of conflicting ethical perspectives by decision-makers. It presents evidence from a preliminary Canadian study to this effect.
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