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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1981) 6 (3): 488–503.
Published: 01 June 1981
... from renal failure. The article tries to debunk certain common myths that have arisen concerning the ESRD program, by examining the history and evolution of renal dialysis technology as well as the social policies concerning dialysis pursued in England and Sweden. It argues that while the ESRD program...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1988) 13 (3): 565–579.
Published: 01 June 1988
...Mark D. Koepke; John A. Nyman; John A. Koepke Blood transfusions have almost always been confined to hospital settings in the past. Recent medical care trends have shifted some therapies (e.g., renal dialysis, hemophilia treatment) into the patient's home. Transfusions are now being given in...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2011) 36 (4): 717–755.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Lara Rosen; Aidan R. Vining; David L. Weimer Transplantation is generally the treatment of choice for those suffering from kidney failure. Not only does transplantation offer improved quality of life and increased longevity relative to dialysis, it also reduces end-stage renal disease program...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1980) 5 (2): 368–374.
Published: 01 April 1980
... to Fail1and Catastrophic Disease: Who Decides Wha t?2 In the subsequent literature, these ethical problems were eclipsed by attention to technical problems endemic to the treatment modalities: whether a patient is to receive dialysis in an institution or at home, or a transplant from either...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1987) 12 (4): 820–822.
Published: 01 August 1987
... the Politics of Ex- tending Lives (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986), 214 pp., $24.95 When we examine the health policy concerns surrounding end-stage renal dis- ease (ESRD) and dialysis and transplant treatment, we are looking at both an exemplar and an anomaly. Before the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1987) 12 (4): 818–820.
Published: 01 August 1987
..., Borrowed Time: Artijkial Organs and the Politics of Ex- tending Lives (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986), 214 pp., $24.95 When we examine the health policy concerns surrounding end-stage renal dis- ease (ESRD) and dialysis and transplant treatment, we are looking at both an...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1981) 6 (3): 504–519.
Published: 01 June 1981
..., the U.S. Congress set the national objective of “maximizing the use of home dialysis and transplantation [for treating chronic renal failure] consistent with good medical practice.” Interest in the bill centered on limiting the staggering cost of the federal End-Stage Renal Disease...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1988) 13 (3): 405–423.
Published: 01 June 1988
... Study. Seattle, WA: Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers. Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers. 1986 . National Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation Study. Seattle, WA: Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers. Battin , Margaret P. 1987 . Age Rationing and the Just Distribution...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1983) 8 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 April 1983
... organ is being located. There- fore the dialysis machine and the vascular shunt have played important roles in creating the demand for replacement kidney These two medical developments, the first a mechanism for filtering blood, the second a method of repeatedly obtaining access to a...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2000) 25 (2): 343–376.
Published: 01 April 2000
.... Asahi Newspaper [Asahi shimbun] . 1985 . 8 May. ———. 1989 . Pharmaceutical Markups 1.3 Trillion Yen [Yakka saeki, 1.3 cho-yen] . 9 November. ———. 1990 . The Dialysis Association Sets Up a New Guideline on Starting Dialysis in Response to Claims That Some Dialysis May Be Started Prematurely...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1988) 13 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 April 1988
... appears to recognize implicitly that physicians can and do make choices regarding the allocation of medical care in the face of resource constraints. For example, evidence from the U.K. on the provision of kidney dialysis suggests that British physicians adopt practice norms (which are...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1989) 14 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 February 1989
... of Health Politics, Policy and Law patients receiving kidney dialysis, as distinguished from transplants, has grown rapidly throughout this period. The new patient population rose from 19,300 in 1981 to 26,400 in 1984,29,100 in 1985, and 30,700 in 1986, with the 1987 figure expected to...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1984) 9 (2): 352–353.
Published: 01 April 1984
... reimburse for telephones than for dialysis. Only one chapter is nominally devoted to “the burdens of illness,” but disabilities, medical expenses, and encounters with the medical system crop up all through the book. In a section on “work and poverty,” an 83-year-old man describes his bafflement...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1989) 14 (2): 341–365.
Published: 01 April 1989
.... For the terminally ill and senior citizens, such services as x-rays, dialysis, and chemotherapy are not prescribed as decided by a board of doctors. Under what circumstances would you approve of rationing medical attention? % of % of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2004) 29 (4-5): 643–660.
Published: 01 October 2004
... into scientific, social, economic, and moral debates—and fore- shadowed increasingly contentious debates over whether government should pay for dialysis and over access to new technologies in general. Such debates would continue to challenge medicine’s authority into the late 1960s and 1970s...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 1986) 11 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 1986
... point. The Social Security Act was amended in 1972 to provide Medicare coverage for victims of end stage renal disease, including thrice weekly dialysis treatments. Because Medicare’s practice of using retrospective reimbursement was by that time already severely criticized as being...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2010) 35 (2): 289–293.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the patient’s condition. There are, of course, other treatments that can be pursued, most notably dialysis, but it is expensive. In the United States about 470,000 lives are sustained 300 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law on dialysis at a cost of $23 billion a year (44). The NHS...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2010) 35 (2): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2010
... keep costs down. Rather, they may explain to the renal patient that there is nothing else medicine can do for the patient’s condition. There are, of course, other treatments that can be pursued, most notably dialysis, but it is expensive. In the United States about 470,000 lives are sustained...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2010) 35 (2): 296–301.
Published: 01 April 2010
... keep costs down. Rather, they may explain to the renal patient that there is nothing else medicine can do for the patient’s condition. There are, of course, other treatments that can be pursued, most notably dialysis, but it is expensive. In the United States about 470,000 lives are sustained...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1994) 19 (3): 583–595.
Published: 01 June 1994
... hospital discharge planners following protocols that included information on patients’ social and demographic attributes, chronic con- ditions or special care requirements (for example, dialysis, ventilator), payment source for long-term care, type of care to which discharged (nursing home...