Rationing in Health Care: The Theory and Practice of Priority Setting

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The challenges faced by those rationing scarce health care resources have intensified following the economic downturn. This book tackles this challenge by exploring the latest thinking and practice on priority setting methods. In an accessible style the book brings together theories, practice and evidence from a wide range of disciplines and provides practical, evidence-based prescriptions for decision makers. It will be of interest to all health care managers and students of health care policy and management.
 

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1 An introduction to priority setting
1
2 The ethics of priority setting
13
3 Public participation in priority setting
27
4 Priority setting and economic evaluation
47
5 Multicriteria decision analysis and prioritysetting processes
67
6 The politics of priority setting
85
7 Leadership in priority setting
105
8 Disinvestment as a prioritysetting case study
117
9 Conclusions
125
References
137
Index
155
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Iestyn Williams, Health Service Management Centre, University of Birmingham, Suzanne Robinson, Health Service Management Centre, University of Birmingham and Helen Dickinson, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

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