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dc.creatorCubbon, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:34:13Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:34:13Zen
dc.date.created1991-12en
dc.date.issued1991-12en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.17.4.181en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1991 Dec; 17(4): 181-184.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Principle+of+Qaly+Maximisation+as+the+Basis+for+Allocating+Health+care+Resources&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.++&volume=17&issue=4&pages=181-184&date=1991&au=Cubbon,+Johnen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.17.4.181en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/737182en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a case for allocating health care resources so as to maximise Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs). Throughout parallels are drawn with the grounds for adopting utilitarianism. QALYs are desirable because they are essential for human flourishing and goal-attainment. In conditions of scarcity the principle of QALY maximisation may involve unequal treatment of different groups of people; and it is argued that this is not objectionable. Doctors in their dealings with patients should not be continually consulting the principle (though it can sometimes be useful); instead by following existing ethical codes more QALYs will be produced overall. In the formulation of policy, however, the principle should be applied in a thoroughgoing way and, if it is, it will not have some of the counterintuitive consequences it may have in interpersonal situations.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/35526en
dc.subjectCosts and Benefitsen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectEthical Codesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatient Advocacyen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPolicy Analysisen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectQalysen
dc.subjectQuality Adjusted Life Yearsen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectScarcityen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectUtilitarianismen
dc.titleThe Principle of QALY Maximisation as the Basis for Allocating Health Care Resourcesen
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