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Cost-equivalence and pluralism in publicly-funded health-care systems

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Clinical guidelines summarise available evidence on medical treatment, and provide recommendations about the most effective and cost-effective options for patients with a given condition. However, sometimes patients do not desire the best available treatment. Should doctors in a publicly-funded healthcare system ever provide suboptimal medical treatment? On one view, it would be wrong to do so, since this would violate the ethical principle of beneficence, and predictably lead to harm for pat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10728-016-0337-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Welcome Trust
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Wilkinson, D
Savulescu, J
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WT106587/Z/14/Z
WT104848/Z/14/Z
Publisher:
Springer US
Journal:
Health Care Analysis More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
287–309
Publication date:
2017-01-06
Acceptance date:
2016-12-06
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EISSN:
1573-3394
ISSN:
1065-3058
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pubs:664524
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uuid:cff9a6c6-b0bb-4c0e-926b-e50da57f2f51
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pubs:664524
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2016-12-08

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