Opportunity costs: Scarcity and complex medical machines

Adam Henschke

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    Abstract

    This chapter looks at the problem of resource scarcity, and the development of medical machines; in particular, the research, development and population wide implementation (RD&I) of complex medical machines. It raises a series of questions about how we make decisions regarding the distribution of scarce healthcare resources and posits that we ought to pay special attention to the distribution of resources for RD&I underpinning complex medical machines. This chapter covers some common issues in allocation of healthcare resources to then focus on the RD&I of complex medical machines as an important area requiring discussion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMachine medical ethics
    EditorsS. van Rysewyk, M. Pontier
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Chapter9
    Pages131-150
    Number of pages20
    Volume74
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319081083
    ISBN (Print)9783319081076
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    Name Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
    Volume74

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    Henschke, A. (2015). Opportunity costs: Scarcity and complex medical machines. In S. van Rysewyk, & M. Pontier (Eds.), Machine medical ethics (Vol. 74, pp. 131-150). ( Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering; Vol. 74). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08108-3_9