Health Care vs. the Value of Human Life

by Larry Emmott on December 7, 2009

in Health Care Politics

Of course it would be wonderful if everyone received exceptional health care at no cost. However in the real world there are unintended consequenses.

…most countries with socialized medicine, including Britain, are already using a mathematical formula that expresses the numerical value of one year of a human life in a measurement called the QALY, or “quality-adjusted life year.” In terms of determining medical care, the mathematical formula of the QALY is based on both how much a treatment may lengthen your lifespan and the quality of the life you will be living.

via Pajamas Media » Health Care vs. the Value of Human Life.

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