The price of good health

Economic arguments about the health service are important, but they must not be allowed to overrule questions of morality

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th November, 2010

Economic arguments about the health service are important, but they must not be allowed to overrule questions of morality

You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A new drug has come onto the market that slows the spread of the disease. It may give you an extra few months but, at a cost of €50,000, is it worth it?

Those who could afford it probably would...

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