Justice and the Allocation of Health Care Resources

  • Nancy S. Jecker


There is growing concern in the United States, and in many other developed nations, that health care expenditures are too high and are growing too rapidly. Between 1950 and 1990 United States health expenditures grew 3% per annum faster than expenditures for other goods and services. Economists forecast that if health spending in the United States continues to outpace other areas of the economy at this rate, by 2030 health care will consume almost one third of the gross national product.1


Health Care Expenditure Health Care Resource Medical Benefit Basic Health Care Health Care Rationing 
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