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Andrew Flescher

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Chapter 18: Health and Health Care Policy: Ethical Perspectives (1970s–Present)

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Health and Health Care Policy: Ethical Perspectives (1970s–Present)
Health and health care policy: Ethical perspectives (1970s–present)
AndrewFlescher

Americans have entered an era that warrants renewed ethical attention to the way in which we undertake health care delivery and conduct biomedical experiments in this country. In light of technology's advancing frontiers, new questions about health care provision and research abound. What sorts of policies should the nation responsibly adopt in light of the reality that health care is more expensive than ever before despite persistent disparities in health care access?1 What is the fairest, most humane way to attend to our growing elderly population? Do we need to do a better job of restructuring shared resources through rationing and, if so, how should we go about it? How ...

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