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We should not use randomization procedures to allocate scarce life-saving resources

Fumagalli, Roberto (2022) We should not use randomization procedures to allocate scarce life-saving resources. Public Health Ethics, 15 (1). 87 - 103. ISSN 1754-9973

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Abstract

In the recent literature across philosophy, medicine and public health policy, many influential arguments have been put forward to support the use of randomization procedures (RAND) to allocate scarce life-saving resources (SLSR). In this paper, I provide a systematic categorization and a critical evaluation of these arguments. I shall argue that those arguments justify using RAND to allocate SLSR in fewer cases than their proponents maintain and that the relevant decision-makers should typically allocate SLSR directly to the individuals with the strongest claims to these resources rather than use RAND to allocate such resources.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/phe
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2022 16:18
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 09:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115581

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