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Our lives in Whose Hands?

Norman Daniels and James E. Sabin

in Setting Limits Fairly

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195149364
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865123 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149364.003.0001
Our lives in Whose Hands?

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the emergence of societal limits to health care. It then sets out the main approach of the book, which is to recast the problem of limit setting as a question about how decisions about limits should be made. Specifically, it asks: under what conditions should society grant authority to individuals or institutions to set limits to health care? The chapter considers health care delivery in different countries. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: health care delivery; resource allocation; societal limits; limit setting

Chapter.  5637 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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