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ration

(ra′shŏn, rā′) [L. ratio, calculation]
A fixed allowance of a nutrient or of a service for a specified period, e.g. of food, health care.

ration

a fixed allowance of total feed for an animal for one day. Usually specifies the individual ingredients and their amounts and the amounts of the specific nutriments such as carbohydrate, fiber, individual minerals and vitamins. See also blended rations, creep ration, cut-and-fit ration balancing.

ration analysis
chemical analysis to determine the proportions of principal nutrients in the feed; no tests of digestibility are included.
balanced ration
a ration which has been balanced so that it contains appropriate proportions of the principal nutritional components, that is carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins, for the specific class, including especially age and lactational status, of livestock for which the ration is formulated.
complete ration
all of the constituents of a ration fed to a confined animal are mixed together and fed at the one time. It does not require supplementation other than drinking water.
ration formulation
the recipe; list and amounts of feed ingredients to be included in a ration.
total mixed ration
see complete ration (above).
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The frequency and patterns of rationed care can be used by nurse leaders to evaluate multiple levels of decision making that affect care delivery.
We have always rationed health care resources on a massive scale, but according to irrational and unjust principles.
These problems are inherent in any system that attempts to legislate which treatments will and will not be covered in a rationed system.
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The allowances seem meagre today, but people didn't starve - bacon and ham was rationed at 4ozs a week, sugar at 12ozs and butter at 4ozs.
For instance, eggs were not rationed and nor was offal such as liver and kidney - if you could find it.
What seems to have been missed by the media and the politicians is that this has been done without a mandate, or a debate, in an NHS which officially is not rationed.
Staples such as bread and potatoes were not rationed and British Restaurants provided cheap meals off ration but fruit, sugar, meat and fats were in short supply.
We live in a society where health care is rationed because there is a limit to how much we are able (or willing?