Journals Higher Education



14 February 2002

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195149364

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Setting Limits Fairly

Can We Learn to Share Medical Resources?

Norman Daniels and James Sabin

The central idea for this book is that we lack consensus on principles for allocating resources and in the absence of such a consensus we must rely on a fair decision-making process for setting limits on health care. The authors provide a cogent analysis of the current situation, lucidly review the usual candidate solutions, and describe their own approach, which represents a clear advance in thinking. Their intended audience is international since the problem of limits cuts across types of health care systems whether or not they have universal coverage.