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Double Jeopardy and the Use of QALYs in Health Care Allocation
The use of the Quality Adjusted Life-Year (QALY) as a measure of the benefit obtained from health care expenditure has been attacked on the ground that it gives a lower value to preserving the lives of people with a ...
Another Peep Behind the Veil
Harris argues that if QALYs are used only 50% of the population will be eligible for survival, whereas if random methods of allocation are used 100% will be eligible. We argue that this involves an equivocation in the ...
The Significance of Age and Duration of Effect in Social Evaluation of Health Care
To give priority to the young over the elderly has been labelled 'ageism'. People who express 'ageist' preferences may feel that, all else equal, an individual has greater right to enjoy additional life years the fewer ...
Double Jeopardy, the Equal Value of Lives and the Veil of Ignorance: A Rejoinder to Harris
Harris levels two main criticisms against our original defence of QALYs (Quality Adjusted Life Years). First, he rejects the assumption implicit in the QALY approach that not all lives are of equal value. Second, he ...
Medical End-of-Life Decisions and Legislation
End-of-Life Decisions in Australian Medical Practice
Partial and Impartial Ethical Reasoning in Health Care Professionals
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between ethical reasoning and gender and occupation among a group of male and female nurses and doctors. DESIGN: Partialist and impartialist forms of ethical reasoning were ...