Meng Li of Health and Behavioral Sciences – Getting a Clearer Understanding of Public Opinion on Allocating Limited Health Care Resources

Feb. 5, 2018

To allocate money, people tend to use principles consistent with market norms; for example, one can use the efficiency principle, which maximizes benefits from limited resources. However, people are reluctant to make tradeoffs that are essential for efficiency when the allocation concerns "sacred values", such as life-and-death and quality-of-life issues...