Accountability for Reasonableness

Definition

Health Economics

  • A decision-making procedure that assists agreement on what are legitimate and fair ways of making decisions, without specifying any specific necessary outcome. Key elements involve transparency about the grounds of decisions, appeals to rationales that everyone can accept as relevant and fair, procedures for revising decisions in the light of challenges to them and the presence of mechanisms to ensure that the forgoing requirements are met. It goes beyond a requirement that there merely be clear information about options and performance.
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