Rational rationing

Brecher, Bob (2008) Rational rationing Clinical Ethics, 3. pp. 53-54. ISSN 1477-7509

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Abstract

Triage-like procedures for solving the problems of rationing cannot work. And anyway, why should health- and medical workers carry the can for the economic and political decisions of their managers and our politicians? To foist rationing decisions onto them is a political con-trick, a deliberate attempt to deflect managerial and political responsibility elsewhere. Those on the front line should simply toss a coin; expalin to patients’ friends and relatives that that’s what they’re doing and why; and go public that that's what they're doing.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: B000 Health Professions > B900 Others in Health Professions
A000 Medicine > A900 Medicine not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L400 Social Policy
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Depositing User: Bob Brecher
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10390

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