Are physicians willing to ration health care? Conflicting findings in a systematic review of survey research

Health Policy 90 (2):113-124 (2009)
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Several quantitative surveys have been conducted internationally to gather empirical information about physicians’ general attitudes towards health care rationing. Are physicians ready to accept and implement rationing, or are they rather reluctant? Do they prefer implicit bedside rationing that allows the physician–patient relationship broad leeway in individual decisions? Or do physicians prefer strategies that apply explicit criteria and rules?

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Govind Persad
University of Denver


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