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Are health care resources in the developed country context really scarce?

Weale, Albert (2016) Are health care resources in the developed country context really scarce? LSE Health and Social Care (06 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It is often said – indeed I have said it myself on a number of occasions – that the problem of the fair and efficient allocation of health care resources stems from the fact of scarcity. I should like to use the splendid and notable occasion of the tenth birthday party of Health Economics, Policy and Law publicly to repent of this heresy. Instead, I shall suggest to you that the problem of the fair and efficient allocation of health care resources is not one of scarcity. There potentially is a problem of shortages, a problem that is likely to affect some health care systems more than others, depending upon how they are organised and financed. It is, I think, a problem for the UK’s NHS, because of its highly centralised nature. How far it characterises other systems is a matter of empirical investigation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/healthandsocialcare/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > Health and Social Care at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 10:00
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 05:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77156

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