Only under utilitarian analysis can age-based limitation to ICU care be justified. In all other frameworks, age is only one consideration in the decision to admit or not admit. Because Americans are reluctant to give larger shares of money to healthcare when it means excluding other social needs, the utilitarian argument will continue to be debated.
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Articles| December 30 1995
Age-based limitation for ICU care: is it ethical?
Crit Care Nurse (1995) 15 (6): 65–73.
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J Baltz, JL Wilson; Age-based limitation for ICU care: is it ethical?. Crit Care Nurse 30 December 1995; 15 (6): 65–73. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19220.127.116.11
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