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Pricing Life: Why It's Time for Health Care Rationing

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Although managed health care is a hot topic, too few discussions focus on health care rationing--who lives and who dies, death versus dollars. In this book physician and bioethicist Peter A. Ubel argues that physicians, health insurance companies, managed care organizations, and governments need to consider the cost-effectiveness of many new health care technologies. In particular, they need to think about how best to ration health care. Ubel believes that standard medical training should provide physicians with the expertise to decide when to withhold health care from patients. He discusses the moral questions raised by this position, and by health care rationing in general. He incorporates ethical arguments about the appropriate role of cost-effectiveness analysis in health care rationing, empirical research about how the general public wants to ration care, and clinical insights based on his practice of general internal medicine. Straddling the fields of ethics, economics, research psychology, and clinical medicine, he moves the debate forward from whether to ration to how to ration. The discussion is enlivened by actual case studies.

Review:

"The style of writing is personal (first person), conversational, anecdotal, self-deprecatingly disarming, gently persuasive, and often very amusing." Alan Williams, Health Economy

Review:

"An honest, no-holds-barred look at health care rationing, with a plea for cost-effectiveness analysis. Who could argue? Current rationing is hardly rational." Alfred I. Tauber, MD, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University

Synopsis:

A rational look at health care rationing, from ethical, economic, psychological, and clinical perspectives.

About the Author

Peter A. Ubel is Associate Professor in the Internal Medicine Department and Director of the Program for Improving Health Care Decisions at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also staff physician at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262710091
Subtitle:
Why It's Time for Health Care Rationing
Foreword:
McGee, Glenn
Foreword by:
McGee, Glenn
Foreword:
McGee, Glenn
Author:
Ubel, Peter
Author:
Ubel, Peter A.
Author:
UbelM.D., Peter A.
Author:
ter A. Ubel
Author:
Pe
Author:
Ubel, Peter A., M.
Foreword:
Caplan, Arthur L.
Author:
Caplan, Arthur L.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Health care rationing
Subject:
Cost benefit analysis.
Subject:
Health Care Costs.
Subject:
Aspects
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Basic Bioethics Pricing Life
Series Volume:
316
Publication Date:
20010824
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "The style of writing is personal (first person), conversational, anecdotal, self-deprecatingly disarming, gently persuasive, and often very amusing."
"Review" by , "An honest, no-holds-barred look at health care rationing, with a plea for cost-effectiveness analysis. Who could argue? Current rationing is hardly rational."
"Synopsis" by , A rational look at health care rationing, from ethical, economic, psychological, and clinical perspectives.
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