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William A. Knaus
Elizabeth A. Draper
Douglas P. Wagner
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Research on utilization of intensive care units may be a provocative first step in guiding a transition from a medical care system based on availability to one that more explicitly recognizes patient desires, needs, and ability to benefit. New information on effectiveness, combined with a national ethical and legal climate conducive to selective admission policies, along with new financial incentives, can encourage more rational and efficient use of resources.
Author(s): William A. Knaus; Elizabeth A. Draper; Douglas P. Wagner
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Volume 61, Issue 4 (pages 561–583) Published in 1983
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