Ethics & Decision Making a case of providing RRT in Thailand. Yot Teerawattananon International Health Policy Program Journal club, 17 March 2006. Background. Introduction of universal health insurance (NHS-like system) in 2001
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International Health Policy Program
Journal club, 17 March 2006
Estimated programme output
Saving 9,500 lives each year
Given resource constraints and substantial budget is needed to spend on dialysis programme, is the programme justifiable on ethical and moral grounds?
Lipid lowering drugs e.g. statins reduces the odds of a coronary heart disease event by 30% e.g. reduce risk of cardiac death by 0.000X %
Statins: underused by those who would benefit
More people would benefit from prevention of coronary heart disease!
Rule of rescue coronary heart disease event by 30% e.g. reduce risk of cardiac death by 0.000X %
Your turn! What do you support? And why? coronary heart disease event by 30% e.g. reduce risk of cardiac death by 0.000X %
Rule of rescue
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