health care rationing

health care rationing

The limitation of access to or the equitable distribution of medical services, through various gatekeeper controls. See Gatekeeper. Cf Coby Howard, Oregon plan, Rule of Rescue, 'Squeaky wheel. '.

health care ra·tion·ing

(helth kār rash'ŭn-ing)
nursing Planning for and implementing an equitable allocation or distribution of available health care resources.
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Health care rationing is an uncomfortable topic, but one that responsible Americans should discuss.
Sarah Palin of Alaska criticized overhauling health care, charging it would lead to health care rationing, according to an Aug.
HEALTH CARE RATIONING is a politically charged issue that evokes deep emotional reactions from all sectors within the industry: politicians, patients, payers, and providers.
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The concept of health care rationing is highly controversial in the US, European and other countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Health care rationing has been a source of contentious debate in the United States for nearly 30 years.
He was named to the post in 2010 during a congressional recess to avoid a battle over his praise for the British health care system and his suggestion that health care rationing was inevitable.
In response to the persistent health care system crisis, there is opportunity to address health care rationing, limited access and exorbitant costs with low cost and low technology interventions by means of health promotion and preventative care.
This article's focus will be on the political and legal aspects of health care rationing, rather than on the ethical, clinical, and economic aspects.
It is not a very big step to go from the opinions expressed in the article to strict health care rationing, in which patients can no longer get coronary artery bypass graft surgery or kidney transplants because they are no longer of use to society.
But the United States needs a grown-up conversation about health care rationing.
The program gave me a much more in-depth understanding of life issues, especially the new threats to human dignity in the form of legalized assisted suicide and health care rationing, and prepared me to articulate and defend the pro-life position much more confidently and effectively.

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