Rationing Health Care in Canada
Brown, Murray G.
Annals of Health Law. 1993; 2: 101-119.
Canada has been able to develop a fairly successful system of healthcare rationing by balancing the conflicting concerns of equal access and cost efficiency, federal funding and provincial control, and public sector management and private sector provision. Financial constraints limit the kinds of services included within the notion of equal access, however, forcing healthcare providers to make difficult choices about who will receive a particular healthcare service.
Compassion; Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Economics; Government; Government Financing; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Insurance; Hospitals; Insurance; Justice; Organization and Administration; Physicians; Private Sector; Public Policy; Public Sector; Resource Allocation; Treatment Outcome; Values;