Which is more important in determining how much to spend on medical care: how sick people are or how much money is available?
This is a tough question, as it ultimately depends on your philosophical stance on the responsibility of the system to individual health care. Often times it’s a mixture of both: the total sum of available funding is divided among certain areas of care (e.g. OR, cardio units etc.) and then each unit then decides to allocate differential sums to certain areas – some would fund the heavily sick more, others would prioritize distributing an …