economic triage

economic triage

word parlance An evaluation of the impact of the patient's care on fiscal aspects important to the clinician; e.g., can the patient or applicable insurance cover the cost of a lucrative intervention, or alternatively, might an expensive procedure result in diminution in income based on per-capita clinician expenditures?
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O'Day's proposals a few years ago to improve services, "what we need right now is economic triage.
Life-prolongation technology inexorably is moving individuals towards economic triage in the allocation of medical resources.
McCarthy's assertion that "the city is bleeding and in need of some economic triage.