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Whose Health Should Be Given Priority? Ethical Valuation of Swedish Pharmaceuticals


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Title: Whose Health Should Be Given Priority? Ethical Valuation of Swedish Pharmaceuticals
Authors: Pauli, Emelie
Widén, Julia
Issue Date: 22-Jul-2014
Degree: Master 2-years
Series/Report no.: Master Degree Project
2014:71
Keywords: Risk aversion
inequality aversion
health care prioritization
severity of illness
Abstract: The official guidelines in health care state that a more severely ill patient should be prioritized over a less severely ill patient, but it is still debatable how much more care and resources should be allocated to this patient. The aim of this study is to address this issue. This is done through a web survey, where the social values people hold for helping patients with different levels of severity of illness are obtained. Severity of illness is measured both in terms of pain and immobility, a... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/36506
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