age-based rationing

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Age-Based Rationing

A proposed form of rationing publicly-funded health care services, in which limits would be placed on the type and amount of such services that would be freely available to persons above a certain age. Age-based rationing would affect women more because they live ±7.5 years more than men—for ages 85+, there are 45 men for every 100 women.

age-based rationing

Managed care, medical ethics A proposed form of rationing of publicly-funded health care services, in which limits would be placed on the type and amount of such services that would be freely available to persons above a certain age. See Rationing.