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Priority setting methods and cancer control 

Priority setting methods and cancer control
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Priority setting methods and cancer control
Author(s):

Stuart Peacock

, Lindsay Hedden

, and Craig Mitton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550173.003.0019
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date: 22 August 2019

Chapter 19 introduces some fundamental principles of priority setting, critiques the main priority setting approaches in the health sector, and describes some case studies which illustrate how alternative approaches have been employed, beginning with a brief description of the burden and cost of cancer, the introduction of two fundamental principles of priority setting, a critique of the main approaches to priority setting and presenting a readily adaptable way forward for this type of planning activity, and concludes with a discussion of the need to balance economics and ethics when addressing the challenge of setting priorities in cancer control.

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