Klein, Rudolf

Managing scarcity : priority setting and rationing in the National Health Service / [publication] : / Rudolf Klein, Patricia Day and Sharon Redmayne - Buckingham : Open University Press, 1996 - VIII, 161 p. : tab. ; 23 cm

In particular it analyses the relationship between decisions about spending priorities (taken by politician and managers) and decisions about rationing care for individual patients (taken by doctors), between explicit and implicit rationing. It looks also at the experience of the NHS since 1948 and put the case of health care in the wider context of publicly funded services and programmes which have to allocate limited resources according to non-market criteria.