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What is explicit rationing?

Explicit rationing is the use of institutional procedures for the systematic allocation of resources within health care system


What is implicit rationing?

Implicit rationing is the allocation of resources through individual clinical decisions without the criteria for those decisions being explicit


Identify 3 advantages of explicit rationing

- Transparent, accountable

- Opportunity for debate

- More clearly evidence-based


Identify 3 disadvantages of explicit rationing

- Heterogeneity of patients and illnesses

- Patient and professional hostility

- Impacts clinical freedom


Identify 3 disadvantages of implicit rationing

- Can lead to inequities and discrimination

- Open to abuse

- Reluctance of doctors