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    Joseph S. Pliskin & Clyde H. Beck (1980). A Mathematical Approach for Establishing Treatment Priorities Among Patients. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 1 (1):29-38.
    Medical decision making often utilizes subjective observations to arrive at concrete judgments. The decisions frequently affect who receives scarce medical treatments and, thus, who lives or dies. In this paper, a model health status index is described. It is specific for the problem of choosing patients for hemodialysis or transplantation. Such a health status index may be designed for any medical decision involving such issues as drug treatment priorities, identification of salvageable patients, and selection of patients for scarce medical treatment. (...)
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