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Savulescu on Rationing in the NICU

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research has just posted Julian Savulescu’s lecture, last month: “Rationing: The Case of NICU.”  

It is far more defensible to justify treatment refusals on the basis of utilitarian allocation than on the basis of futility or benefit/harm trade-offs.

Does your hospital have a policy on resource allocation, so that you have principled grounds for denying treatment on the basis of scarcity?

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