Who should participate in health care priority setting and how should priorities be set? Evidence from a Portuguese survey

Anabela Botelho, Micaela Moreira Pinho, Paula Alexandra Correia Veloso Veiga
2013 Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública  
Introduction: This article provides highlights of the evolution of the health care rationing debate towards a more explicit and open approach involving public participation. Discretionary models that have dominated the health sector decision-making are being questioned by different sectors of society. Methods: Using data from 442 college students, we explore public views on public involvement in health care rationing decisions. Results: Findings suggest that although citizens wish to be
more » ... d, they believe doctors should play the most important role on rationing decisions. Discussion: Confidence in doctors is, nonetheless, not independent from the criteria used to support their decisions. acreditam que cabe aos médicos desempenhar o papel mais importante nas decisões de racionamento. Discussão: A confiança nos médicos não é, todavia, independente dos critérios usados para apoiar as suas decisões.
doi:10.1016/j.rpsp.2013.06.004 fatcat:coc2524gt5ffhdjvrarrii636e