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Resource allocation and bioethics: the Patti Hearst dilemma.
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PMID:  12603587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract Medicine has entered an era of high technology, accompanied by expensive investigation and management. Simultaneously, there is increasing recognition of the gap between the costs of medical technology and society's willingness to pay. It is debatable whether medicine recognizes that it is a hostage in thrall to the medical-industrial complex or whether it has wittingly entered the compact to pursue the high-cost, high-technology course. The situation is reminiscent of the events surrounding the kidnap of Patti Hearst - a wealthy heiress who was much later arrested with the gang of robbers. Whether she was hostage or willing accomplice still remains obscure. It is necessary that a body, such as the Cochrane Collaboration, pursues these issues in medicine.
J M Duggan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1444-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-26     Completed Date:  2003-07-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092952     Medline TA:  Intern Med J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Evidence-Based Medicine
Health Care Rationing / economics*,  ethics
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / economics*,  ethics
Models, Biological
Models, Economic
Technology, High-Cost / economics*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / economics*

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