How American medicine is destroying itself

Courtesy of the News Update – Bioethics, here’s full access to this article in The New Republic by Daniel Callahan and Sherwin Nuland, The Quagmire: How American Medicine is destroying itself’.  The authors argue for a new approach to research, not open-ended, but focused on a specific goal: “aiming to bring everyone’s life expectancy up to an average age of 80 years (already being approached), reducing early death, and shifting the emphasis in the direction of improving the quality of life of those in every age group. The highest priority should be given to children, the next-highest to those in their adult years (the age group responsible for managing society), and the lowest to those over 80.”

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