Bedside healthcare rationing dilemmas




Es wurden keine entsprechenden Inhalte gefunden.

Details zur Publikation

Untertitel: a survey from Portugal
Autorenliste: Pinho M, Borges, A
Verlag: Emerald
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2015
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (2056-4902)
Bandnummer: 8
Heftnummer: 4
Erste Seite: 233
Letzte Seite: 246
Seitenumfang: 14
ISSN: 2056-4902
Sprachen: Englisch-Vereinigtes Königreich (EN-GB)


– The purpose of this paper is to seek to elicit, in a context of
economic crisis, the social preferences for the microallocation of
scarce healthcare resources.
– Data were collected from an online questionnaire which includes a
hypothetical rationing choice scenario with four patients differentiated
by their personal characteristics and health states competing for
treatments and a set of statements that embodies: distributive criteria
for prioritizing patients; the authorship of these types of decisions;
and the likelihood of these decisions to be taken. Descriptive
statistics, factor analysis and non-parametric test were used for
describing and validating the data.
– Findings suggest that respondents: support a pluralism of
distributive principles in prioritizing patients with an incident in
utilitarianism and the reducing of inequalities in health, translated in
the fair-inning and in emotional arguments of fragility; trust in the
health professional to make prioritization decisions; and are conscious
that rationing decisions will be real in the short term.
Practical implications
– The pursuit of efficiency and the equalizing of a lifetime health
seem to be the criteria that should guide any rationing policy at the
micro level.
– This study addresses simultaneously several ethical principles
inherent to microallocation healthcare resources in a suitable context
in which Portugal is facing an economic crisis and where, consequently,
rationing healthcare policies gain prominence on the political agenda.


Es wurden keine entsprechenden Inhalte gefunden.


Es wurden keine entsprechenden Inhalte gefunden.

Zuletzt aktualisiert 2019-13-08 um 00:15