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Rationing potentially inappropriate treatment in newborn intensive care in developed countries

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In newborn intensive care, parents sometimes request treatment that professionals regard as ‘futile’ or ‘potentially inappropriate’. One reason not to provide potentially inappropriate treatment is because it would be excessively costly relative to its benefit.


Some public health systems around the world assess the cost-effectiveness of treatments and selectively fund those treatments that fall within a set threshold. In this paper, we explore the application of such threshold...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.siny.2017.10.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-58
Publication date:
2017-10-31
Acceptance date:
2017-08-21
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726218
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pubs:726218
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uuid:a8f8b04b-6f5b-403a-bee3-da94789d52ad
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pubs:726218
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2017-10-11

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