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Title: Racionamento dos cuidados de saúde: problemática inerente = Rationing health care services: an inherent issue.
Authors: Pinho, Micaela
Keywords: Financial resources in health
Health priorities
Health systems
Health planning
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Citation: Pinho, M. (2008). Racionamento dos cuidados de saúde: problemática inerente. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 24 (3), 690-695.
Abstract: Limited resources in the health sector a process of choice between alternative health care programs and services and patients or groups of patients who will receive care. In the absence of a price mechanism, the priority-setting process serves to allocate scarce resources among competing uses, and is thus a form of rationing. tradicionally, implicit approaches have dominated the haelth sector's decisio-making, mostly by physicians. However, in the face of increasing budget constrains and raising patient expectations, more explicit and socially acceptable priority-setting practices are needed. Internationally, the development of explicit priorization has proven difficult and controversial.
ISSN: 0102-311X
Appears in Collections:REMIT – Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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