Health-Care Rationing

The demand for health care is nearly limitless, but funds are finite. How do we decide which patients get expensive treatments and which do not? Some argue that rationing is the fairest way. Host Neal Conan and guests examine the economics and ethics of health-care rationing.

Guests:

David Dranove
*Author, What's Your Life Worth? Health Care Rationing... Who Lives? Who Dies? And Who Decides? (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003)
*Professor of Health Industry Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Dr. Mitchell Levy
*Director of Intensive Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital
*Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown Medical School
*Principle Investigator for the Values, Ethics and Ration in Critical Care (VARICC) Task Force

John Kitzhaber
*Former Governor of Oregon
*Head of the Foundation for Medical Excellence

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