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Ethics and health care 'underfunding'

Maynard, A. (2001) Ethics and health care 'underfunding'. Journal of Medical Ethics. pp. 223-227. ISSN 0306-6800

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There are continual “crises” in health care systems worldwide as producer and patient groups unify and decry the “underfunding” of health care. Sometimes this cacophony is the self interest of profit seeking producers and often it is advocacy of unproven therapies. Such pressure is to be expected and needs careful management by explicit rationing criteria which determine who gets access to what health care. Science and rationality, however, are unfortunately, rarely the rules of conduct in the medical market-place.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2001 the Journal of Medical Ethics
Keywords: Underfunding,rationing,efficiency,equity,accountability
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2016 00:07
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/192

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