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Norman Daniels and James E. Sabin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149364

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149364.001.0001

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Managing Last-Chance Therapies

Managing Last-Chance Therapies

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(p.67) 5 MANAGING LAST-CHANCE THERAPIES
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Setting Limits Fairly
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Norman Daniels

James E. Sabin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149364.003.0005

This chapter examines several ways of managing “last chance” experimental therapies, which have often been the focus of litigation and legislative mandates. Drawing on results from a three-year research project involving collaboration with a number of leading managed care organizations, it reports on some very promising exemplary practices observed for managing last-chance therapies. Each of these practices illustrates accountability for reasonableness.

Keywords:   health care, last chance therapies, accountability, reasonableness, exemplary practices

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