Commissioning ethically and legally: the more things change, the more they stay the same

Sheehan, Mark; Newdick, Chris
September 2013
British Journal of General Practice;Sep2013, Vol. 63 Issue 614, p496
Academic Journal
The article discusses the legality and morality of National Health Service rationing. It states that demand for care is rising as the supply of resources drops that general practitioners must recognize their commitment to individual patients from their responsibility to the community as a whole to handle healthcare resources efficiently. It also discussed factors that affect decision-making in the fair allocation of resources including cost, need and clinical effectiveness.


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