The allocation of resources to rehabilitation is beset with many difficulties.
Among them are the general crisis in the American health care system and the problem of how to make a case for the role of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation must be prepared to show how and why it is a good medical and social investment in relation to other needs.
Rehabilitation has played a secondary role in the American health care system because of overemphasis on curative and life-extending medicine.
Rehabilitation must work to show that money invested in caring is as well spent as money aiming at the extension of life.
It must also establish a fresh new vision of health care in general as well as illustrate where rehabilitation stands in a more integrated and coherent health care system.
Improved quality of life, which rehabilitation can provide, is as important as saving and extending life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réhabilitation, Ethique, Répartition ressource, Economie santé, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rehabilitation, Ethics, Resource repartition, Health economy, Health system, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0208349
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.