APACHE and Emergency Treatment

TitleAPACHE and Emergency Treatment
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLadenson, R
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractDr. William Knees has invented a computerized system called APACHE that can estimate the probability that a critically ill patient will live or die. This system has been used to evaluate the performance of different hospitals and various treatment methods in the past. Now, under intense pressure to cut costs, proposals are being put forward to use APACHE to decide what to do with individual patients -- e.g. whether to initiate emergency treatment.
NotesSample Ethics Bowl Cases 1993-96.Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 1996 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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