Short Answer Questions
- What was the God squad?
- What two steps are required to allocate resources using Cost-Effective Analysis?
- According to Fleck, who is responsible for allocating limited health resources, and how should such decisions be made?
For Further Discussion
- Cost-Effective Analysis. (a) Is cost-effective analysis a way to avoid moral dilemmas of the kind posed by the treatment of the baby Michael S? (b) What is problematic about cost-effective analysis? (c) Can the approach be revised in light of these problems? How?
- Democratic Decision-Making. (a) What (if anything) was wrong with the God Squad's approach to medical decision making? (b) Suppose society as a whole were to make difficult medical decisions democratically. What kinds of difficulties (if any) are there with this approach?
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