volume 39, issue 4, P709-744 1991
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.1991.tb00873.x
View full text
|
|
Share

Abstract: This paper examines the logic of evaluation of health care services, calling into question the possibility of assessing the extent to which medicine and health care systems are ^rational' or 'irrational' The paper analyses and rejects claims to rationality made in discourses on evaluation and in particular economic evaluation, by recourse to Weber s distinction between formal and substantive rationalities. The rationality claimed by evaluation is a value-laden and therefore substantive rationality. Similarly,…

Expand abstract

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance

Citation Types

0
19
0

Paper Sections

0
0
0
0
0

Publication Types

0
0
0
0

Relationship

0
0

Authors

Journals