Making Medical Spending Decisions: The Law, Ethics, and Economics of Rationing Mechanisms

Oxford University Press (1997)
Abstract
This book explores the making of health care rationing decisions through the analysis of three alternative decision makers: patients paying out of pocket; officials setting limits on treatments and coverage; and physicians at the bedside. Hall develops this analysis along three dimensions: political economics, ethics, and law. The economic dimension addresses the practical feasibility of each method. The ethical dimension discusses the moral aspects of these methods, while the legal dimension traces the most recent developments in jurisprudence and health law.
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Call number RA410.53.H35 1997
ISBN(s) 0195092198   9780195092196  
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