Rational rationing

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

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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
ID Code:10390
Deposited By:Bob Brecher
Deposited On:15 May 2012 12:34
Last Modified:25 May 2012 10:31

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