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.
Even without the lawsuits that would have sprung from Oregon's decision to perform economic triage on Medicaid patients, federal bureaucrats at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expect as many as 12,000 employment discrimination cases in the first year of the disabilities act.