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Rationing Medical Care: Processes for Defining Adequacy

  • Mary Ann Baily
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 21)

Abstract

For most people, health care is special because of its importance in preventing pain and suffering, preserving the ability to pursue a normal life plan, providing information and relieving worry, and reflecting a community’s concern for its members. As a result, ensuring access to health care is an important goal for modern societies. Translating this goal into practical policy, however, has proved more difficult than accepting it in principle.

Keywords

National Health Service Adequate Level Philosophical Argument Adequate Care Practical Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ann Baily
    • 1
  1. 1.George Washington UniversityUSA

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