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The rationality of rationing: a rhetorical policy analysis of deliberations about resource allocation in the NHS

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The rationing of health care is one of the most politically sensitive and challenging issues facing policymakers today. Despite long-standing debate about how we should or might make rationing decisions, we still know surprisingly little about how such decisions are accomplished in practice.

This thesis opens up the ‘black box’ of rationing practices. It explores theoretically and empirically what it means for rationing decisions to be made rationally. My work challenges dominant co...

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Continuing Education
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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