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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions

Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions

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(p.41) 11 Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0011

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on care for seriously compromised newborn infants. It considers questions about how decisions should be made about initiating costly, all-out modern treatment for such infants, given the lack of information about the relative impact of death (compared with survival) of these smallest infants on families with poor circumstances, single-parent families, after unwanted pregnancy, in families with drug-addicted parents, etc.

Keywords:   neonatal deaths, neonatal care, infant care, single-parent families, unwanted pregnancy

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