Ethical issues arising from variation in health services utilization at the end of life.

@article{Weeks2011EthicalIA,
  title={Ethical issues arising from variation in health services utilization at the end of life.},
  author={William B. Weeks and William Alan Nelson},
  journal={Frontiers of health services management},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          17-26
        }
}
Research on health services delivery, particularly at the end of life, has demonstrated that more care does not necessarily lead to better technical quality, patient satisfaction, or outcomes. These findings raise three ethical issues: (1) justice in the allocation of scarce resources across health service areas; (2) nonmaleficence in the provision of appropriate amounts of care to patients; and (3) transparency about local healthcare practice so patients can make enlightened decisions about… CONTINUE READING

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