Objectives-To explore the assumptions underlying consumers'responses to questions of resource priorities in the NHS.
Design-Qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with a heterogeneous sample of 16 patients drawn from a general practice.
Interviewees were not persuaded that they had a legitimate role to play in the prioritisation of services.
They supported the principle of equity and were reluctant to use their own personal needs as a basis for resource allocation ; instead they argued from what they perceived to be the needs of others.
Conclusions-Paradoxically, surveys of consumers'views on health care priorities probably do not elicit the personal ideas of respondents but tap into a more general ideological position closer to an earlier collectivist notion of health care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Soin, Santé, Priorité, Malade
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Care, Health, Priority, Patient
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0584080
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.