"I can see where they're coming from, but when you're on the end of it ... you just want to get the money and the drug.": explaining reactions to explicit healthcare rationing.

@article{OwenSmith2009ICS,
  title={"I can see where they're coming from, but when you're on the end of it ... you just want to get the money and the drug.": explaining reactions to explicit healthcare rationing.},
  author={Amanda Owen-Smith and Joanna Coast and Jenny Donovan},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 11},
  pages={1935-42}
}
The traditional pattern of implicit and unacknowledged rationing in the UK National Health Service (NHS) is beginning to change. The advent of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), widespread use of the Internet, and the media interest in healthcare rationing means that patients are increasingly likely to be knowledgeable about their healthcare, and to learn that treatments are not available for financial reasons. However, lack of empirical research in this area… CONTINUE READING

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