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More and Better Justice
QALYfying the Value of Life
This paper argues that the Quality Adjusted Life Year or QALY is fatally flawed as a way of priority setting in health care and of dealing with the problem of scarce resources. In addition to showing why this is so the paper ...
The Survival Lottery
Must Doctors Save Their Patients?
The question of a doctor's moral obligation to do something for a patient was raised by G.E.M. Anscombe in a commentary on an article by John Harris, "Ethical problems in the management of some severely handicapped children," ...
Arresting but Misleading Phrases
Harris criticizes a companion article by Simon A. Brooks in which Brooks rejects a utilitarian approach to medical ethics in favor of Hippocratic individualism. While supporting many of Brooks' concerns regarding treatment ...
Life: Quality, Value, and Justice