Elderly people and the Public Health Service: A much desirable marriage

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Title Elderly people and the Public Health Service: A much desirable marriage
Author Mariotto, A; Buono, M Dello; De Leo, Diego
Journal Name Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Editor Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, John R Ashton
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Publishing Group
Abstract Rocketing healthcare demands are not currently paralleled by available economic resources and the fight against inappropriateness has had only a modest impact. Distribution equilibrium is afforded by various concealed and unconcealed filters to access, including waiting lists, and rationing. Age related rationing (better known as agism), is one of the most widespread forms and is cause for ethical and professional concern.1 At a time when everyone is verbally in favour of a patient oriented partnership, we decided to consult the public about health resource allocation, addressing the issue from an elderly perspective.2 Indeed, evidence on elderly attitudes towards this question is virtually non-existent.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.57.7.525
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2003. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.
Volume 57
Issue Number 7
Page from 525
Page to 526
ISSN 0143-005X
Date Accessioned 2004-04-02
Date Available 2010-09-08T04:56:02Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Medical & Health Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6172
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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