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The Resource Rationing is not a four-letter word : [setting limits on healthcare], Philip M. Rosoff

Rationing is not a four-letter word : [setting limits on healthcare], Philip M. Rosoff

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Rationing is not a four-letter word : [setting limits on healthcare]
Title
Rationing is not a four-letter word
Title remainder
[setting limits on healthcare]
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Philip M. Rosoff
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most people would agree that the healthcare system in the United States is a mess. Healthcare accounts for a larger percentage of gross domestic product in the United States than in any other industrialized nation, but health outcomes do not reflect this enormous investment. In this book, Philip Rosoff offers a provocative proposal for providing quality healthcare to all Americans and controlling the out-of-control costs that threaten the economy. He argues that rationing--often associated in the public's mind with such negatives as unplugging ventilators, death panels, and socialized medicine--is not a dirty word. A comprehensive, centralized, and fair system of rationing is the best way to distribute the benefits of modern medicine equitably while achieving significant cost savings. Rosoff points out that certain forms of rationing already exist when resources are scarce and demand high: the organ transplant system, for example, and the distribution of drugs during a shortage. He argues that if we incorporate certain key features from these systems, healthcare rationing would be fair--and acceptable politically. Rosoff considers such topics as fairness, decisions about which benefits should be subject to rationing, and whether to compensate those who are denied scarce resources. Finally, he offers a detailed discussion of what an effective and equitable healthcare rationing system would look like9780231153287".--
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Rosoff, Philip M
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Basic bioethics
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  • Health care rationing
  • Medical economics
  • Health care rationing
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Medical policy
  • Medical care
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Rationing is not a four-letter word : [setting limits on healthcare], Philip M. Rosoff
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The "evil" of healthcare rationing -- Existing rationing systems: organ transplantation, scarce drugs, and Oregon -- Fairness -- The cutoff problem, of Where and how to draw the line -- Losers -- Limits to fairness in a democracy -- Summing up
Control code
FIEb17594637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780262027496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864808783
Label
Rationing is not a four-letter word : [setting limits on healthcare], Philip M. Rosoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The "evil" of healthcare rationing -- Existing rationing systems: organ transplantation, scarce drugs, and Oregon -- Fairness -- The cutoff problem, of Where and how to draw the line -- Losers -- Limits to fairness in a democracy -- Summing up
Control code
FIEb17594637
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780262027496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864808783

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