The Politics, Economics, and Ethics of "Appropriateness"
Sharpe, Virginia A.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1997 Dec; 7(4): 337-343.
The terms "appropriate" and "necessary" are crucial determinants in decisions regarding the use and reimbursement of medical treatments. This paper encourages greater awareness of the political, economic, and normative assumptions that give meaning to these concepts.
Biomedical Technologies; Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Economics; Empirical Research; Ethics; Evidence-Based Medicine; Health; Health Care; Health Insurance; Health Insurance Reimbursement; Insurance; Managed Care Programs; Medicine; Managed Care; Patient Care; Patients; Physicians; Politics; Public Participation; Research; Resource Allocation; Risks and Benefits; Standards; Trends;
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