Justice for Gatekeepers
Toon, Peter D.
Lancet. 1994 Mar 5; 343(8897): 585-587.
Fundholding schemes in UK general practice force doctors to consider the moral implications of gatekeeping. The view that doctors can avoid involvement in rationing is unrealistic and ignores the doctor's duty to act justly. Rather, doctors need to cultivate the virtue of justice, while health-care systems should encourage just action and not create temptations.
Costs and Benefits; Consultation; Decision Making; Doctors; Economics; Family Practice; Gatekeeping; General Practice; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Hospitals; Justice; Medical Specialties; Medicine; Moral Policy; Obligations to Society; Patient Advocacy; Physicians; Public Policy; Referral and Consultation; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; State Medicine;
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