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Author Daniels, Norman, 1942-

Title Setting limits fairly : can we learn to share medical resources
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]


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 MELB  362.1042 Dan/Slf  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 191 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Our Lives in Whose Hands? -- 2. Justice, Scarcity, and Public Accountability for Limits -- 3. The Legitimacy Problem and Fair Process -- 4. Accountability for Reasonableness -- 5. Managing Last-Chance Therapies -- 6. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Case Study -- 7. Making Pharmacy Benefits Accountable for Reasonableness -- 8. Indirect Limit Setting: Accountability for Physician Incentives -- 9. Accountability for Reasonableness in Action: Public Sector Mental Health Contracting -- 10. An International Learning Curve -- 11. Learning to Share Medical Resources
Summary "The central idea for this book is that we lack consensus on principles for allocating resources and in the absence of such a consensus we must rely on a fair decision-making process for setting limits on health care. The authors characterize key elements of this process in a variety of health care contexts where such decisions are made - decisions about insurance coverage for new technologies, pharmacy benefit management, the design of physician incentives, contracting for mental health care by public agencies, etc. - and they connect the problem in the U.S. with the same problem in other countries. They provide a cogent analysis of the current situation, lucidly review the usual candidate solutions, and describe their own approach, which represents a clear advance in thinking. Their intended audience is international since the problem of limits cuts across types of health care systems whether or not they have universal coverage."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Subject Health care rationing.
Medical economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Right to health.
Social medicine.
Decision Making.
Health Planning.
Health Care Rationing.
Ethics, Medical.
Author Sabin, James.
LC no. 2001047458
ISBN 019514936X