The Individual vs Society: Resolving the Conflict
Eddy, David M.
JAMA. 1991 May 8; 265(18): 2399-2401, 2405-2406.
Eddy argues for reform of the American health care system. In seeking health coverage, he explains, there are two positions: the first, that of society, seeks to allocate services efficiently; the second, that of the patient, seeks to optimize individual patients' care. Using his illustration of breast cancer coverage from a previous
Breast Cancer; Cancer; Common Good; Conflict of Interest; Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Drugs; Economics; Females; Goals; Health; Health Care; Insurance; Justice; Mass Screening; Moral Policy; Obligations to Society; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patients; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Public Health; Public Policy; Resource Allocation; Values;
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Eddy, David M. (1991-03-20)Eddy argues that many medical interventions that make sense from the point of view of the individual patient and his or her physician might not make sense from the point of view of society -- either because they ...