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


  • Bettina Schoene-Seifert

    () (Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster)


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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  • Bettina Schoene-Seifert, 2009. "The 'Rule of Rescue' in Medical Priority Setting: Ethical Plausibilities and Implausibilities," Rationality, Markets and Morals, Frankfurt School Verlag, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, vol. 0(29), November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rmm:journl:v:0:y:2009:i:29

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    health care; health ethics; prioritization;


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