The politics, economics, and ethics of "appropriateness"

@article{Sharpe1997ThePE,
  title={The politics, economics, and ethics of "appropriateness"},
  author={Virginia Ashby Sharpe},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={337-43}
}
The terms "appropriate" and "necessary" are crucial determinants in decisions regarding the use and reimbursement of medical treatments. This paper encourages greater awareness of the political, economic, and normative assumptions that give meaning to these concepts.