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Allocation of Places for Patients to Receive Dialysis in Low and Middle Income Countries: An Ethical Framework for Distributive Justice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.517
Synopsis: 
This paper proposes a dialysis allocation system incorporating the ethical principles of prognosis, saving the most lives, younger age prioritization and random selection weighted by waiting time. This system should result in fair and equitable access to dialysis in developing countries.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Jan, 2017

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