A qualitative study of the extent to which health gain matters when choosing between groups of patients.

@article{Dolan2000AQS,
  title={A qualitative study of the extent to which health gain matters when choosing between groups of patients.},
  author={Paul Dolan and Richard Cookson},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={19-30}
}
There is considerable debate about the appropriateness of allocating health care resources on the basis of the size of the health improvement that they generate. The aim of this study was to elicit the general public's views about the extent to which health gain matters vis-a-vis other considerations. A total of 60 respondents took part in group discussions designed to enable them to raise, discuss, and reflect upon, different arguments. The qualitative data showed that many responses were… CONTINUE READING

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