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Prevention vs. Cure: An Economist’s Perspective on the Right Balance

Louise B. Russell

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Three questions are addressed in this chapter: Does prevention reduce medical costs? Does the U.S. spend too little on prevention? Should it spend more (and if so, on what)? Since much of the ... More


Age Rationing Under Conditions of Injustice

Leslie Pickering Francis

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores issues associated with health care rationing under conditions of injustice, with particular emphasis on the elderly who are near the end of life. In the face of rising health ... More


Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment: Implications for Bedside Rationing

Howard Brody

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that overdiagnosis and overtreatment account for such a large part of health care expenditures that physician attention to reducing such overuse might in and of itself provide a ... More


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