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Bursting bubbles? QALYs and discrimination

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The use of Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) in healthcare allocation has been criticized as discriminatory against people with disabilities. This article considers a response to this criticism from Nick Beckstead and Toby Ord. They say that even if QALYs are discriminatory, attempting to avoid discrimination – when coupled with other central principles that an allocation system should favour – sometimes leads to irrationality in the form of cyclic preferences. I suggest that while Beckstea...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0953820818000249

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Utilitas Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
191-202
Publication date:
2018-09-25
Acceptance date:
2018-08-16
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EISSN:
1741-6183
ISSN:
0953-8208
Pubs id:
pubs:938523
URN:
uri:2085d64b-964c-4b96-99be-6bf2402d27ea
UUID:
uuid:2085d64b-964c-4b96-99be-6bf2402d27ea
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pubs:938523

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