Acta Pediátrica de México (Jul 2014)

Assignation of limited resources in pediatrics

  • Garduño Espinosa Armando,
  • Rosas Vargas Rosaura,
  • Reynés Manzur José

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 34, no. 5
pp. 295 – 302


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Limited resources assignation is fundamental in the development of health services and since they will never be enough, justice is- sues arise. Many distributive justice theories are discussed: liberal, equilable and utilitarian, as well as ethic principles and cost-benefit relation, that is, the consequences. Palliative medicine is suggested as a strategy to reduce the cost of hospitable care and to enhance its designation.