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Managing Last-Chance Therapies

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/9780195149364.003.0005
Managing Last-Chance Therapies

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This chapter examines several ways of managing “last chance” experimental therapies, which have often been the focus of litigation and legislative mandates. Drawing on results from a three-year research project involving collaboration with a number of leading managed care organizations, it reports on some very promising exemplary practices observed for managing last-chance therapies. Each of these practices illustrates accountability for reasonableness.

Keywords: health care; last chance therapies; accountability; reasonableness; exemplary practices

Chapter.  7697 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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