Rationing, Patient Preferences, and Cost of Care at the End of Life
Singer, Peter A.
Lowy, Frederick H.
Archives of Internal Medicine. 1992 Mar; 152(3): 478-480.
In this article, we propose a rationing criterion -- patient preferences -- that promotes both individual and public interests....We examine the relationship between patients' preferences and costs and describe a thought experiment in the area of end-of-life care to show how rationing by patient preference might decrease health care costs.
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