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Public opinion and rationing in the United Kingdom

King, Derek and Maynard, Alan (1999) Public opinion and rationing in the United Kingdom. Health Policy, 50 (1). pp. 39-53. ISSN 0168-8510

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In the United Kingdom and as in all other countries, health care professionals ration access to diagnosis and treatment. Throughout its history there has been a reluctance to acknowledge the existence, let alone the nature of rationing processes and public opinion about them. Several health policy reforms are discussed with reference to their approach to dealing with the scarcity of health care resources. Data taken form the 1998 Eurobarometer Survey are analysed to examine public opinion regarding rationing issues, such as funding for health care, the need to set limits in health coverage, the role of stakeholders in setting priorities, and the use of age, and other factors, as a criteria for setting priorities.

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Additional Information: © 1999 Elsevier
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:49
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 00:12

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