Should Priority Setting Also Be Concerned About Profound Socio-Economic Transformations? A Response to Recent Commentary

Document Type : Correspondence


1 School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

3 University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

4 New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY, USA

5 City College, New York City, NY, USA

6 Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Main Subjects

In his comment1 on the editorial “Global Developments in Priority-Setting in Health” authored by Baltussen et al,2 Dr. Ted Schrecker provides a useful summary of the main reasons underlying the current degree of scarcity in healthcare systems worldwide... (Read more...)

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