Thinking about rationing – King’s Fund – 3 May 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Thinking about rationing – King’s Fund – 3 May 2012


Given the unprecedented financial pressures on the NHS, difficult decisions have to be made about how to allocate and use resources. It is important to be clear about the different rationing strategies employed and the various, often conflicting criteria used when judging the acceptability or otherwise of the decisions taken.

Thinking about rationing provides a guide to the practicalities and controversies surrounding the issue and identifies what is known about how it works in practice. It offers examples and illustrations, drawing on the available evidence and conversations with clinicians and managers.

Rationing can take various forms:”

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