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When Doctors Break the Rules: On the Ethics of Physician Noncompliance


Suppose a primary care physician practicing in an underserved community orders a treatment for one of her indigent patients under the state’s Medicaid program.

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P. Ubel Physicians’ duties in an era of cost containment: Advocacy or betrayal? Journal of the American Medical Association 1999;282:1675.

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B. Williams Utilitarianism and moral self-indulgence. In: Williams B. Moral Luck. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 1981:4053.

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Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • ISSN: 0963-1801
  • EISSN: 1469-2147
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