Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health / Edition 2

Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health / Edition 2

by Norman Daniels, James E. Sabin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195325958

ISBN-13: 9780195325959

Pub. Date: 02/22/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The central idea behind this book is that we lack consensus on principles for allocating medical resources — and in the absence of such a consensus we must develop and rely on a fair decision-making process for setting limits on health care. Daniels and Sabin provide a cogent analysis of the current situation, lucidly review the usual candidate solutions, and

Overview

The central idea behind this book is that we lack consensus on principles for allocating medical resources — and in the absence of such a consensus we must develop and rely on a fair decision-making process for setting limits on health care. Daniels and Sabin provide a cogent analysis of the current situation, lucidly review the usual candidate solutions, and describe their own approach. The audience for the book is global since the problem of limited resources cuts across types of health care systems whether or not they have universal coverage. In its first edition the book stimulated considerable work on setting priorities in health care, both here and abroad. The revision adds new material to the book, including several chapters by Daniels on new international research data from Mexico and Canada, and a new chapter on managing pharmacy benefits. Having the book available in paperback will also extends its influence, particularly as the topic grows in importance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325959
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Our Lives in Whose Hands?     1
Justice, Scarcity, and Public Accountability for Limits     13
The Legitimacy Problem and Fair Process     25
Accountability for Reasonableness     43
Managing Last-Chance Therapies     67
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Case Study     85
Making Pharmacy Benefits Accountable for Reasonableness     105
Indirect Limit Setting: Accountability for Physician Incentives     121
Accountability for Reasonableness in Action: Public Sector Mental Health Contracting     135
An International Learning Curve     149
Learning to Share Medical Resources     169
Revisiting the International Learning Curve     175
Developing Country Applications of Accountability for Reasonableness     193
New Uses for Accountability for Reasonableness     211
Conclusion: What Next?     231
References     233
Index     245

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