Rational rationing

Bob Brecher

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Triage-like procedures for solving the problems of rationing cannot work. And anyway, why should health- and medical workers carry the can for the economic and political decisions of their managers and our politicians? To foist rationing decisions onto them is a political con-trick, a deliberate attempt to deflect managerial and political responsibility elsewhere. Those on the front line should simply toss a coin; expalin to patients’ friends and relatives that that’s what they’re doing and why; and go public that that's what they're doing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Ethics
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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