rationing

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rationing

Managed care The allocation or distribution of a scarce product, commodity or service. See Age-based rationing, Health care rationing, Oregon plan, Red-tape rationing.

ra·tion·ing

(rash'ŭn-ing)
Allotment or distribution of fixed portions.
[L. ratio, calculation]

rationing

Resource allocation in health care, esp. in managed health care systems.

rationing

See MEDICAL RATIONING.
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Consumers, though, found credit less available because binding usury ceilings resulted in nonprice rationing of consumer credit.
Whatever nonprice rationing occurred appears typical for an economy entering or in a recession.
As a result, the 1990-1992 episode was not a crunch in the sense of the classic crunches of 1966 and 1969, during which borrowing activity was affected generally and severe nonprice rationing arose in response to policymakers' efforts to restrict bank lending directly.