Monday, February 16, 2009

A Bioethicist in the White House

What will that mean?

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is advising the Obama administration on healthcare reform. Dr. Emanuel is the Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and was keynote speaker for the Flanigan Lecture in 2007. (Dr. Emanuel spoke on Allocating Scarce Vaccines in an Influenza Pandemic, evaluating principles that should guide decision-making around the allocation of scarce medical resources during a flu pandemic.)

So ... what will it mean to have a bioethicist in the White House? How will that influence the direction, scope and nature of healthcare reform?

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Blogger Practical Bioethics said...

This from John Lantos ...

Here are some of Zeke's recent articles on health reform, and the most recent, from the Lancet, as a PDF. It looks like his principles are remarkably similar to the ones he used for allocating flu vaccine in a pandemic.

Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions.

Persad G, Wertheimer A, Emanuel EJ. Lancet. 2009 Jan 31;373(9661):423-31.

A new federal-state partnership in health care: real power for states.

Emanuel E, Wyden R. JAMA. 2008 Oct 22;300(16):1931-4.

The perfect storm of overutilization.

Emanuel EJ, Fuchs VR. JAMA. 2008 Jun 18;299(23):2789-91.

Legal reforms necessary to promote delivery system innovation.

Jost TS, Emanuel EJ. JAMA. 2008 Jun 4;299(21):2561-3..

The NIH and bioethics: what should be done?

Emanuel E. Acad Med. 2008 Jun;83(6):529-31.

What are bioethicists doing about health care reform?

Emanuel EJ. Hastings Cent Rep. 2008 Mar-Apr;38(2):12-3.

Who really pays for health care? The myth of "shared responsibility".

Emanuel EJ, Fuchs VR. JAMA. 2008 Mar 5;299(9):1057-9.

The cost-coverage trade-off: "it's health care costs, stupid".

Emanuel EJ. JAMA. 2008 Feb 27;299(8):947-9.

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