Resource Allocation

This topic complements the following video presentations:

The Development of a Disinvestment Framework to Guide Resource Allocation Decisions in Health Care Service Delivery Organizations

Making Resource Allocation Decisions: A Study of Canadian Health Care Organizations

Dickenson, H., Freeman, T., Robinson, S., & Williams, I. (2011). Resource scarcity and priority-setting: from management to leadership in the rationing of health care? Public Money & Management, 31. Available from

Dionne F, Mitton C, Smith N, Donaldson C. Evaluation of the impact of Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis in Vancouver Island Health Authority. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2009;14(4):234-242.

Gibson, J., Martin, D., & Singer, P. (2005). Evidence, economics and ethics: resource allocation in health services organizations. Healthcare Quarterly, 8(2). Available from

Gibson JL, Mitton C, Martin DK, Donaldson C, Singer PA. 2005. “Ethics & economics: Does program budgeting and marginal analysis contribute to fair priority setting?” Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2006;11(1):32-37.

Mitton, C., Dionne, F., Damji, R., Campbell, D., & Bryan, S. (2011). Difficult decisions in times of constraint: criteria based resource allocation in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. BMC Health Services Research, 11(169). Retrieved from

Sibbald, S.L., Gibson, J.L., Singer, P.A., Upshur, R., & Martin, D.K. (2010). Evaluating priority setting success in healthcare: a pilot study. BMC Health Services Research, 10(131). Available from

Vermeulen, I.B., Bothe, S.M., Elkhuizen, S.G., Lameris, H., Bakker, P.J.M. & La Poutre, H. (2009). Adaptive resource allocation for efficient patient scheduling. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 46. Available from, D.N. (2007). Resource Allocation Decisions. Available from

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