Principles of resource allocation in critical care

Abu Al-Saad, Najwan, Skedgel, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4989-8846 and Nortje, Jurgens (2017) Principles of resource allocation in critical care. BJA Education, 17 (12). 390–395. ISSN 2058-5349

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Abstract

Key points: • Critical care is a scarce resource facing increasing demand. • Rationing of health care is a reality of all health systems at some level. • Ethical and economic dimensions of resource allocation in critical care are inseparable. • Scarce resources need to be used as efficiently as possible to maximize achievable health gains and maintain the sustainability of critical care. • Well-conducted cost-effectiveness analyses can inform more explicit and transparent resource allocation decisions but need consideration of local context. • There is evidence that critical care in the UK can be cost-effective.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Economics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64035
DOI: 10.1093/bjaed/mkx029

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