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1

What is explicit rationing?

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

2

What is implicit rationing?

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

3

Identify 3 advantages of explicit rationing

- Transparent, accountable

- Opportunity for debate

- More clearly evidence-based

4

Identify 3 disadvantages of explicit rationing

- Heterogeneity of patients and illnesses

- Patient and professional hostility

- Impacts clinical freedom

5

Identify 3 disadvantages of implicit rationing

- Can lead to inequities and discrimination

- Open to abuse

- Reluctance of doctors