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  • Competition in physician private practices 

    Gunning, Timothy Scott (2007)
    This dissertation is comprised of three separate essays that share a similar theme: physician private practices. The first essay revisits prior research that has proposed a general framework for physician cost function ...
  • Informed consent to rationing decisions by managed care organizations 

    Dorsett, Jeremy Robert (2002)
    It has been argued that the rationing of medical resources effected by managed care organizations violates the philosophical doctrine of informed consent, which is linked to the principle of respect for patient autonomy. ...
  • Matters of principle: Agency, practice and identity in clinical bioethics 

    Frolic, Andrea Nadine (2005)
    This project is an ethnographic investigation of the practices and professional identities of clinical bioethicists working in Canadian and American hospitals. Data collected over a three-year period (September 2000--February ...
  • Owning organs: Theory, bioethics, and public policy 

    Cherry, Mark Joseph (1999)
    This study examines arguments for and against the sale of human organs for transplantation by exploring the ways in which one can conceptualize the ownership of organs. The conclusions I offer lead to bringing into question ...
  • Solidarity, responsibility, and freedom: Health care reform in the United States at the millennium 

    McDonald, Peter William (2003)
    The current crisis in the distribution of health care resources in the U.S. derives largely from insufficient access to health care, on the one hand, and inadequate control of rising costs, on the other hand. The response ...
  • The ethics of managed care: A pragmatic approach 

    Anderlik, Mary Ruth (1997)
    Standard approaches to the ethics of managed care fail to capture the complexity of the phenomenon. In particular, the view that managed care aligns with the business side of a fundamental dichotomy between medicine and ...