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ERIC Number: EJ458905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Public Attitudes about the Use of Chronological Age as a Criterion for Allocating Health Care Resources.
Zweibel, Nancy R.; And Others
Gerontologist, v33 n1 p74-80 Feb 1993
Conducted national survey of public opinion on age-based rationing of health care resources. Oversampled older adults to allow more precise comparisons of attitude by age cohort as well as by other demographic variables. Found majority of people accepted withholding of life-prolonging medical care to hopelessly ill patients, but few would categorically withhold such care on basis of age. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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