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  • JK Kilner
  • Journal of health politics, policy and law
  • 1988
In light of the growing prominence of an age criterion in patient selection, it is essential to scrutinize the ethical legitimacy of arguments being offered both for and against using age as a criterion. Accordingly, the present study first explores the primary justifications for an age criterion, then examines the criterion's weaknesses. Weaknesses are(More)
  • JK Kilner
  • American journal of public health
  • 1988
This study reports and discusses responses of 453 medical directors of renal dialysis and transplantation facilities to detailed patient selection questionnaires. The questionnaires examine selection criteria being used today as well as those which would be employed were resources to remain or become scarce relative to need. Selection criteria examined (and(More)
A report is presented of an anthropological study of the attitudes of the Akamba people of central Kenya toward the microallocation of scarce lifesaving medical resources. Health workers and traditional healers were interviewed concerning four values frequently invoked in treatment decisions in the U.S.: equality (selection for treatment on a first-come,(More)
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