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Scarce Resources and Administrative Ethics in Health Care

What is the relationship and impact that scarce resources have on administrative ethics in health care?

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1. What is the relationship and impact that scarce resources have on administrative ethics in health care?

The goals of cost containment and increased quality of care often have an inverse relationship; therefore, it is difficult to manage both at the same time. Administrative ethics (when subrange of the applied ethics) can be defined as the development and implementation more correctly, well justified behavior standards in public administrations. Administrative ethics is pre-aged thereby to the concrete application of the law and acting (in) the administration in certain way (2006, see http://www.economy-point.org/a/administrative-ethics.html).

Let's get some other definitions out of the way:

- Ethics: the moral quality of a course of action;
- Ethical: in accordance with principles of right or good conduct; moral, principles, proper, right, righteous, right-minded;
- Administration: authoritative control over the affairs of others through direction or management;
- Allocate: to designate for a specific purpose; to set apart; to distribute according to a plan;
- Resource: an available asset that can be drawn upon when needed; means that can be used to advantage. (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6451/is_/ai_n28620149, see proposed solution)

The relationship and impact on administrative ethics in health is a challenge, as it is sometimes difficult to allocate scarce resources while ...

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This solution explores the relationship and impact that scarce resources have on administrative ethics in health care and discusses the trade off between managing both costs and quality of care in approximately 800 words.

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