What are the potential cost savings from legalizing physician-assisted suicide?

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Other Author Emanuel, Ezekiel J.
Title What are the potential cost savings from legalizing physician-assisted suicide?
Date 1998
Description Quill decisions rejecting a constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court allowed each state to decide whether to legalize the intervention. In state legislatures rather than courtrooms, factual claims about the probable extent and implications of permitting physician-assisted suicide assume a preeminent role in the debate about legalization. Particularly sensitive in these discussions will be the issue of the potential cost savings from legalizing physician-assisted suicide, and how the savings might influence decision making by health care institutions, physicians, families, and terminally ill patients.
Type Text
Publisher Massachusetts Medical Society
Volume 339
Issue 3
First Page 167
Last Page 172
Subject Managed Care Programs; Cost of Illness; Home Care Services
Subject MESH Health Care Costs; Suicide, Assisted; Terminal Care
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P., & Emanuel, E. J. (1998) What are the potential cost savings from legalizing physician-assisted suicide? New England Journal of Medicine, 339(3),167-72.
Rights Management (c) Massachusetts Medical Society
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69k4vcz
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