That Which Is Wanting
Crawshaw, Ralph M.
Rothenberg, Leslie S.
Hastings Center Report. 1988 Dec; 18(6): 34-37.
A case study is presented in which the 7-year-old son of an uninsured, unemployed single parent dies of leukemia before sufficient funds can be raised from the public for a bone marrow transplant. The state legislature had voted to reallocate Medicaid funding from organ transplants to medical services for low-income children and pregnant women. Three commentaries consider the moral justification for the legislature's decision and the priorities that should be set by policy makers for the allocation of health care resources. (KIE abstract)
Allowing to Die; Biomedical Technologies; Bone Marrow; Case Studies; Children; Critically Ill; Decision Making; Economics; Government; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Insurance; Hospitals; Indigents; Institutional Policies; Insurance; Justice; Leukemia; Moral Policy; Organ Transplantation; Pregnant Women; Public Participation; Resource Allocation; Selection for Treatment; State Government; Tissue Transplantation; Transplantation; Utilitarianism;
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