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Court of Appeal Endorses Medical Decision to Allow Baby to Die
Brahams briefly reviews a British Court of Appeals decision,
Ethical Issues in Growth Hormone Therapy
Growth hormone therapy for short children who do not meet the classic criteria for growth hormone deficiency should be evaluated from the perspective of cultural values, not biologic norms of health. Physicians can weigh ...
Enforcing Patient Preferences: Linking Payment for Medical Care to Informed Consent
To insure that medical interventions take place after informed consent, Kapp proposes that reimbursement for care be linked directly to proof that the treatment was consented to by either the patient or a suitable designated ...
Choosing Who Shall Not Be Treated in the NHS
In the face of severe resource constraints, health care systems are seeking both to control costs and to ensure maximum benefits for the resources consumed. The use of Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) is becoming ...
Clinical Economics: A Guide to the Economic Analysis of Clinical Practices
Society increasingly expects physicians to consider costs when making medical decisions. Eisenberg discusses clinical economics techniques that physicians can use for comparing options in medical practice. He defines three ...