Archive for September 15th, 2014

Mark Marotta

Why Do Physicians Permit, If Not Encourage, Futile Medical Care?

Medical care is measured in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). QALY measures how many years of additional life can be gained by any medical procedure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set the cost threshold of one year’s worth of quality life at $50,000.

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