Short-term gain for long-term pain? Which patients should be treated and should we ration?

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Objectives:

Treatments of common conditions which do not affect mortality often become sidelined in the drive to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The rationing of patients is a divisive but crucial component to universal health care. How should this be accomplished?

Methods and Results:

In this article we examine the outcomes of various rationing methods in varicose veins.

Conclusions:

No method is perfect and treatment of symptoms and complications should remain the target for all physicians.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles