Ageism in cardiology

Bowling, Ann (1999) Ageism in cardiology. BMJ, 319, (7221), 1353 - 1355. (doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1353). (PMID:10567146).


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In assessing the ability to benefit from treatment, chronological age is less important than other factors concerned with the biological ageing process and the presence of associated disease. Any rationing because of limitation of health resources should be on the basis of assessed individual physiological ability to benefit, not on the basis of age any more than on sex or skin colour.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1353
ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
1468-5833 (electronic)
Keywords: cardiovascular diseases/therapy, great britain, health care rationing, gender, patient selection, prejudice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 334720
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
20 November 1999Published
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:24

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