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Title Reasonable rationing : international experience of priority setting in health care / edited by Chris Ham & Glenn Robert
Published Phildelphia, Pa. : Open University, 2003


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Description ix, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Series State of health series
State of health series.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- 2 International Experience of Rationing 4 -- 3 New Zealand 16 -- 4 Canada 42 -- 5 The United Kingdom 64 -- 6 Norway 94 -- 7 The Netherlands 115
Summary "Priority setting in health care is an issue of increasing importance. Choices about the use of health care budgets are inescapable and difficult. A number of countries have sought to strengthen their approach to priority setting by drawing on research-based evidence on the cost and effectiveness of different treatments. This book brings together leading experts in the field to summarize and analyse the experience of priority setting in five countries: Canada, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the UK." "Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on the role of information and institutions in priority setting." "Reasonable Rationing has been written for a broad readership. It will be of interest to policy makers, health care professionals and health service managers, as well as students of health and social policy at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-172) and index
Subject Health care rationing.
Medical policy.
Health planning.
Health care rationing -- Developing countries.
Medical policy -- Developing countries.
Health planning -- Developing countries.
Health Policy.
Health Care Rationing.
Developing Countries.
Health Planning.
Author Ham, Christopher.
Robert, Glenn, 1969-
LC no. 2002035464
ISBN 0335211852 paperback