Rationing Health Care: Inherent Conflicts Within the Concept of Justice

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 76)


There is an almost universal conviction today that no society, even one as affluent as ours, can afford to provide all its citizens with the benefits modern medicine makes possible. There is every prospect that this disparity will become even greater in the foreseeable future. As a result some form of rationing is deemed necessary for both the good of individual and the common good.


Distributive Justice Common Good Clinical Encounter Cost Containment Manage Care Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino
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  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityUSA

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