National allocation of resources to regional health authorities and by them to districts is now determined by a weighted capitation formula.
The national formula was derived from regression analysis, with hospital utilisation as an index of need for health care-a method which has fundamental limitations.
This paper argues that the search for an empirically based resource allocation formula of high precision in the name of promotion of equity is largely fruitless given the impossibility of measuring the true need for, and costs of, providing health care, especially with the limited data available.
The inclusion of measures of social deprivation is also poorly thought out.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Système santé, Homme, Allocation ressource, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Health system, Human, Resource allocation, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0425523
Code Inist : 002B30A07C. Création : 199406.