Priority Setting and Age
2016 (English)In: Prioritization in Medicine: An International Dialogue / [ed] Eckhard Nagel, Michael Lauerer, Springer, 2016, 163-177 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The role of age in priority setting is one of the most controversial issues in health policy. It has also been a contentious topic for many years in medical ethics and philosophy, and any discussion of age as a criterion for setting priorities in health care is likely to stir up intense public debate. Age is an easily observable characteristic; hence it is tempting to use it when priorities must be set between different resource uses or patient groups. Indeed, age considerations pervade health systems worldwide. Consequently, there is an urgent need to clarify the role that age can play in health care resource allocation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. 163-177 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129379DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21112-1_13ISBN: 978-3-319-21111-4ISBN: 978-3-319-21112-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-129379DiVA: diva2:921926