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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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These are forms of rationing coverage by income and by location," Hoffman says.
And rationing did not mean that supplies were guaranteed.
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Technically, NICE was not established as a rationing agency--quality of care is its main emphasis--but it has the option of recommending to the British National Health Service that NHS not provide coverage for treatments thought to be of little medical value or judged to be too costly for their benefits.
For example, we anti-rationers have noticed that the New England Journal of Medicine has proposed a NICE-style rationing regimen based on Quality Adjusted Life Years.
Some statistics suggest that rationing actually improved the health of British people.
They said NHS bosses "tell us there is no rationing, when there clearly is".
But water rationing brought with it a host of other problems, like diseases and crop losses.
HEALTH CARE RATIONING is a politically charged issue that evokes deep emotional reactions from all sectors within the industry: politicians, patients, payers, and providers.