Societal Values in the Allocation of Healthcare Resources

@article{Stafinski2011SocietalVI,
  title={Societal Values in the Allocation of Healthcare Resources},
  author={Tania Stafinski and Devidas Menon and Deborah A. Marshall and Timothy Caulfield},
  journal={The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={207-225}
}
Over the past decade, public distrust in unavoidable value-laden decisions on the allocation of resources to new health technologies has grown. In response, healthcare organizations have made considerable efforts to improve their acceptability by increasing transparency in decision-making processes. However, the social value judgments (distributive preferences of the public) embedded in them have yet to be defined. While the need to explicate such judgments has become widely recognized, the… CONTINUE READING

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