Position Statement

Position statement on doctors' role in stewardship of healthcare resources 2023

Healthcare resources must be managed appropriately to ensure that all patients are able to receive the best quality care, now and into the future.


As a profession, doctors are entrusted by the wider community to use healthcare resources wisely and responsibly, thus playing an important role in contributing to and promoting the sustainability of healthcare resources.

Doctors have an ethical and professional responsibility to serve as stewards of healthcare resources. This involves caring for the resources available to improve health, avoiding wasteful expenditure and enhancing the safety and quality of the care in order to protect patients from harm while considering the resources that will be required to provide care into the future

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