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The Ethics of Health Care Rationing.

Author: Greg Bognar; Iwao Hirose
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Should organ transplants be given to patients who have waited the longest, or need it most urgently, or those whose survival prospects are the best? The rationing of health care is universal and inevitable, taking place in poor and affluent countries, in publicly funded and private health care systems. Someone must budget for as well as dispense health care whilst aging populations severely stretch the availability  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bognar, Greg.
Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Bognar; Iwao Hirose
ISBN: 9781317695899 1317695895
OCLC Number: 881417145
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Ethics and health care; 1.1 The vaccination programs; 1.2 The ubiquity of rationing health care; 1.3 The inevitability of rationing health care; 1.4 Moral argument; Chapter summary; Further readings; 2 The value of health; 2.1 Well-being and health; 2.2 Health-related quality of life; 2.3 Quality-adjusted measures; 2.4 The burden of disease; 2.5 Whom to ask?; Chapter summary; Further readings; 3 Ethics and cost-effectiveness; 3.1 What is cost-effectiveness analysis? 3.2 Calculating health benefits3.3 How is cost-effectiveness analysis used?; 3.4 Equity weights; 3.5 Discounting; Chapter summary; Discussion questions; Further readings; 4 Problems of discrimination; 4.1 Two lines of attack; 4.2 Disability discrimination; 4.3 Fair innings; 4.4 Age-weighting and the burden of disease; 4.5 Further moral considerations; Chapter summary; Discussion questions; Further readings; 5 The aggregation of health benefits; 5.1 The aggregation problem; 5.2 The number problem; 5.3 Fair chances; 5.4 Choosing patients; 5.5 Giving priority to the worse off; Chapter summary. Discussion questionsFurther readings; 6 Responsibility for health; 6.1 Equality and luck; 6.2 An alternative proposal; 6.3 Are smokers really responsible?; 6.4 The social gradient in health; 6.5 Social justice and health care rationing; Chapter summary; Discussion questions; Further readings; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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Should organ transplants be given to patients who have waited the longest, or need it most urgently, or those whose survival prospects are the best? The rationing of health care is universal and inevitable, taking place in poor and affluent countries, in publicly funded and private health care systems. Someone must budget for as well as dispense health care whilst aging populations severely stretch the availability of resources. The Ethics of Health Care Rationing is a clear and much-needed introduction to this increasingly important topic, considering and assessing the.

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