Health Care Technology and the Inevitability of Resource Allocation and Rationing Decisions. Part II
Evans, Roger W.
JAMA. 1983 Apr 22/29; 249(16): 2208-2219.
Federal policy makers are being confronted with increasingly critical issues of resource allocation to and within the health care sector. Contending that the problems which have faced the End Stage Renal Disease Program are only symptomatic of more widespread problems that flow from expensive new biomedical technologies and from a traditional national commitment to the prolongation of life at any cost, the author addresses the question of how needed health care macroallocation and microallocation decisions are likely to be made. He discusses the use of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in assessing health practices and technologies, and considers general guidelines to be used in deciding whether to treat individual patients. (KIE abstract)
Biomedical Technologies; Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Disease; Economics; Federal Government; Government; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Life; Organ Transplantation; Patients; Prolongation of Life; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Renal Dialysis; Resource Allocation; Review; Rights; Scarcity; Selection for Treatment; Socioeconomic Factors; Statistics; Technology; Technology Assessment; Transplantation; Value of Life;
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Health Care Technology and the Inevitability of Resource Allocation and Rationing Decisions Part I Evans, Roger W. (1983-04-15)Factors contributing to intensified public concern about resource allocation to health care programs in the U.S. are analyzed. These factors include the aging of the population, the growing incidence of chronic illness and ...