The Price of Life

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation trusted by the government to decide on which medical treatments should be made available to patients through the NHS. As an example of value judgement and opportunity cost, it doesn’t get much more difficult (or important) than this.

Read this BBC News article from 2009 and any other related stories you find on the page, and be ready to discuss your thoughts in class.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8367614.stm

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