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Appeal to the Rule of Rescue in health care: discriminating and not benevolent?

Lübbe, Weyma


Thirty years of debate have passed since the term Rule of Rescue has been introduced into medical ethics. Its main focus was on whether or why medical treatment for acute conditions should have priority over preventive measures irrespective of opportunity costs. Recent contributions, taking account of the widespread reluctance to accept purely efficiency-oriented prioritization approaches, ...


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