Rationing in Medicine: Ethical, Legal and Practical Aspects / Edition 1

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Overview

The present volume is the result of a conference devoted to the topic of Rationing in Medicine, which was organized by the Europäische Akademie zur Erforschung von Folgen wissenschaftlich-technischer Entwicklungen Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler GmbH.
One of the purposes of this volume is to contribute to a clarification of the concept of rationing and its possible implementations and thereby to help the participants in the debate to avoid further unnecessary confusion. Authors from the disciplines of medicine, philosophy, economics and law as well as practitioners of health care itself and from the field of health-care financing have contributed to this volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540427827
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/18/2001
  • Series: Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment Series , #13
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 135
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Rationing in international Perspective
Rationing: Distribution, Limitation, or Denial? - Against Conceptual Confusion in the Debate about Health Care Systems 7
A Note on the Semantics of Rationing as Limitation 21
Prioritizing and Rationing 31
The Practice of Rationing Health Care in the United Kingdom 39
Comment on Professor David Hunter's Talk 53
II Practices of Rationing in Germany
Rationing in Intensive Care Medicine 59
Panel: Global Budgets and Rationing
Rationing is inevitable: Modern Medicine as a Victim of its own Success 75
Rationing in Medicine: Some Issues in the Light of Economic Theory 77
Rationing in Medicine: Cost Containment versus Quality Improvement 81
III Rationing, Ethics, and the Law
The Impact of the German Constitution on Rationing in Medicine 87
Rationing Yes, Politics No. For a Right-based Approach in Rationing Medical Goods 95
Rationing - Basic Philosophical Principles and the Practice 105
IV The Future of Rationing
Complementarity of Private and Public Insurance 121
Rationing of Health Care and the Complementarity of Private and Public Insurance
A. Wambach 127
Summary Thoughts 131
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