Rationing and Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Essential Readings

ISBN : 9780190200763

Ezekiel Emanuel; Harald Schmidt; Andrew Steinmetz
544 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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This volume is a reader containing the most important classic articles surrounding the theoretical and practical issues related to rationing and how to allocate scare medical resources. Each chapter contains an introduction by the editors, followed by excerpts from the relevant articles, and then questions for discussion and a list of further reading.


1. General Introduction
PART I: Conceptual Distinctions and Ethical Theory
2. Defining Rationing, Resource Allocation and Priority Setting
3. General Ethical Theory
PART II: Absolute Scarcity: Rationing
4. History of Rationing Scarce Medical Resources
5. Theories and Principles of Rationing
6. Organ Transplantation
7. Vaccine Allocations in Emergencies
PART III: Relative Scarcity: Resource Allocation
8. History of Resource allocation
9. Theories and Principles of Resource Allocation
10. Implementing Principles in Policy and Practice
11. Four Illustrative Cases
12. Ethics of Tiering
13. Priority Setting at the Bedside
14. Personal Responsibility
15. Global Health Priorities

About the author: 

Emanuel - Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Formerly special advisor for health policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and BudgetSchmidt - Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of PennsylvaniaSteinmetz - Research Assistant, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

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