"Rationing" and American health policy.

  • Mary Ann Baily
  • Published 1984 in Journal of health politics, policy and law


This article describes an attempt to persuade the members of a presidential commission on ethics in medicine to open a public dialogue on the rationing of medical care. The need for limits on the health care individuals receive, and the reasons why the existing delivery system fails to set such limits in an ethically acceptable manner, were outlined. It was… (More)