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The 'Rule of Rescue' in Medical Priority Setting: Ethical Plausibilities and Implausibilities

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  • Bettina Schoene-Seifert

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    (Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster)

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    Not infrequently, the so-called Rule of Rescue gets invoked as an allegedly self-evident constraint to the CBE-goal of maximizing health benefit with a given health budget. In this paper this constraint is critically analyzed. It will be argued that some of its implications are worth considering - but not the inherently vague Rule as such.

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    Article provided by Frankfurt School Verlag, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in its journal Rationality, Markets and Morals.

    Volume (Year): 0 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 29 (November)
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    Handle: RePEc:rmm:journl:v:0:y:2009:i:29

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    Keywords: health care; health ethics; prioritization;

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