In the face of the relentless rise in health costs, many countries have had to set priorities so that maximum benefit can be made of unlimited funds. This book shares the experience of those which have taken a lead in this field, and draws on models being developed in Oregon, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Sweden as well as the UK. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each system from which healthcare planners and managers can draw their own conclusions and apply to the situation for which they are responsible.

chapter |9 pages


part 1|90 pages

Priority Setting Models: country comparisons

chapter |12 pages


chapter |12 pages

New Zealand

chapter |6 pages

The Netherlands

chapter |16 pages


chapter |18 pages

United Kingdom

part 2|20 pages

Ideas, Methods and Problems in Priority Setting

chapter |6 pages

Key Elements of Priority Setting

chapter |6 pages

Outstanding Issues