Priority setting processes for health care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1473a (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1473
  1. Allyson Pollock
  1. Senior lecturer in public health St Geroge's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—My review of Priority Setting Processes for Health Care made two criticisms.1 Firstly, the authors failed to discuss the policy and political contexts in which priority setting is taking place. For example, the Oregon system, with which they open the book, was about redistributive justice—that is, politicians recognising the need to extend health care to large sections of the community which formerly had little …

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