Priority setting in health systems

David J. Hunter

in The health debate

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349293
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303855 | DOI:
Priority setting in health systems

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This chapter examines rationing and priority setting in the health care sector. It investigates why rationing is no longer much discussed in contemporary health policy debates, while it was on every policy maker's lips just a decade ago. It explores how the issues of rationing and priority setting are being addressed in health systems that continue to have to manage growing demand with limited resources.

Keywords: rationing; priority setting; health care; health policy debates; limited resources

Chapter.  7363 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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