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Adam Smith in the Emergency Room
Annas fears that efforts to control health care costs will erode the traditional ethic that hospitals have an obligation to provide emergency care to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. He characterizes emergency ...
When Procedures Limit Rights: From Quinlan to Conroy
Annas faults the New Jersey Supreme Court for continuing, in its 1985
The Prostitute, the Playboy, and the Poet: Rationing Schemes for Organ Transplantation
The author describes four general approaches to choosing among potential candidates for heart and liver transplants: the market approach, the committee selection process, a lottery scheme, and the "customary" approach ...
The Phoenix Heart: What We Have to Lose
Annas examines various justifications offered for the experimental and federally unapproved use of an artificial heart to sustain temporarily the life of Thomas Creighton at the University of Arizona Medical Center in ...