The Importance Of Allocation Of Health Care

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Although in some cases it may stir up a problem, the allocation of health resources seems to be more beneficial than not. When a healthcare provider must take into consideration any criteria that helps conclude a decision of allocating a health resource, it is extremely beneficial in that it promises fairness to all patients, and allows scarce resources to be used wisely. Also, any decisions made should show cost benefits and sufficiency in order to provide patients with what they need at a fair cost. As far as criteria goes, anything a healthcare provider may see as a deficiency in a patient or in something not related to a medical issue must not be considered; especially when decision making comes into play. Some examples of those deficiencies …show more content…
This could be looked at as, for example, a hospital waiting room of patients who need some sort of medical attention. In this situation, triage must be used in order to determine which patient is to be seen first. The medical professionals on duty must look at the severity of each need, and provide care for the most severe situation, such as a patient with a gunshot wound being taken under care before a patient with a thorn in their foot. Determining whether or not a patient is eligible to receive treatment is decided by comparing a list of criteria fairly. Despite any factor that may lead a health care provider into judgment mode, such as the patient’s age, race gender, or social status, not one of those will ever be allowed to be used against anyone to turn away any treatment. It is always better that patients will be treated equally and receive what they need in an appropriate fashion, medically speaking, if they qualify for certain …show more content…
Organs, medical supplies, and drugs, to name a few, are of the many scarce resources that must be used wisely when treating a patient in any situation. In addition, it is very important that health care providers carefully decide what patients have the most urgent medical need. In order to determine who can receive these scarce resources, health care providers must ask themselves, “How likely will this treatment benefit this patient? Will it last? How many resources are going to be required for use in order to have a successful outcome?” Also, patients should never demand a certain treatment, nor should a physician provide any type medical service named unnecessary, ineffective, or harmful to a patient. With that said, being absolutely positive of what patients will receive scarce resources is important in that life and death are only a wrong decision away. Physicians and other health care providers were “regular people” before they were ever certified or licensed in a certain area, which makes it humanly impossible to care for every single patient needing some kind of medical

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