Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How much is too much and who decides?

When I see an article like this I'm reminded of a question we ask often at the Center for Practical Bioethics -- how much is too much, and who decides?


Authors of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine argue doctors should aggressively tackle cancer to the best of their ability using the best treatments available, but after all realistic options are exhausted, they should encourage patients to set realistic goals for their future.


End-of-Life chemotherapy costs billions, Tracy Sears, WTVR -- Richmond, VA, May 27, 2011

Bending the Cost Curve in Cancer Care, New England Journal of Medicine, May 26, 2011



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