PhD Linda L. Emanuel MD

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OBJECTIVE: The Ethical Force Program is a collaborative effort to create performance measures for ethics in health care. This report lays out areas of consensus that may be amenable to performance measurement on protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of identifiable health information. DESIGN: Iterative consensus development process.(More)
Cost saving has become a major focus of medicine. This focus reflects a change from the 1970s a n d 1980s when cost was no t inc luded as a factor in qual i ty of care. With the increas ing sense tha t society desires lower medical costs, and the knowledge that care at the end of life is expensive, the ethical imperat ive appears to be to seek more modest(More)
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