Fundholding practice's draft policy on ethical use of resourcesBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.883 (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:883
Policy is inconsistent
- Michael M Rivlin, PhD candidate
- Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds
EDITOR,—The Asbury draft policy on ethical use of resources, a document developed by a fundholding practice to clarify the ethical basis of decisions concerning rationing, contains many inconsistencies.1 Two of these, in particular, must be challenged—namely, those to do with age and patients' responsibility for their conditions.
With regard to age, the authors seem to want to have it …