Health Care Technology, Health Care Rationing, and Older Americans: Enough Already?

Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, Forthcoming

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 423

14 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2010

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Marshall B. Kapp

Florida State University - College of Law and College of Medicine

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

This is a book review essay, using Daniel Callahan’s 2009 book, "Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System," as the jumping off point. Kapp takes strong issue with Callahan’s proposal that health care costs can best be contained by the federal government setting and enforcing strict controls on the development and use of medical technology, with patients’ chronological age acting as the main criterion for distribution of scarce medical resources.

Keywords: Rationing, Ethics, Health Care, Health Technology

Suggested Citation

Kapp, Marshall, Health Care Technology, Health Care Rationing, and Older Americans: Enough Already? (March 1, 2010). Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 423, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1561924

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