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Introduction: Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

Amber E. Barnato


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bob Arnold


affiliation not provided to SSRN

January 1, 2011

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 111-113, 2011

Abstract:     
The cost of end-of-life health care is currently the subject of enormous political, academic, and social debate. Sure, this was big news back in the early 1980s, when both Alan Greenspan and Governor Richard Lamm famously articulated the need to limit medical care of the elderly. But three decades later, in 2011, the cost of end-of-life health care has an exponentially bigger profile. The articles in this edition of The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics address main issues of caring for the seriously ill (including technology, cost, and compassion), possible problem-solving solutions (including deliberation, education, and research), and flawed solutions (including hope and hospice). Americans are engaged in an earnest and profound debate about how to consider costs in caring for the seriously ill. This symposium not only advances the ongoing debate but also offers a number of fresh ideas on the subject.

Keywords: Ill, elderly, treatment, advance directives, dying, death, POLST, health care, NICU, MICU, end-of-life

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: February 27, 2012  

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Pope, Thaddeus Mason and Barnato, Amber E. and Arnold, Bob, Introduction: Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy (January 1, 2011). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 111-113, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2003467

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Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651-523-2519 (Phone)
901-202-7549 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: www.thaddeuspope.com
Amber E. Barnato
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Bob Arnold
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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