Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Kidney Allocation - Ethical?

US News & World Report
November 12, 2012

The designers claim their model will get it right about 75 percent of the time. Knowingly designing a model with a 25 percent error rate, when it determines who has greatest access to the best kidneys, is not morally justifiable.

Second, it is unjust because it singles out diabetes as the only health condition that reduces an individual's chance of being ranked in the top 20 percent of candidates.

Link: Removing Kidneys Before Death, Terry Rosell, PhD, The Bioethics Channel, July 5, 2012



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