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Ageism and equality
  1. John Harris,
  2. Sadie Regmi
  1. Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor John Harris, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK; john.harris{at}manchester.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper rebuts suggestions made by Littlejohns et al that NICE is not ageist by analysing the concept of ageism. It recognises the constraints that finite resources impose on decision making bodies such as NICE and then makes a number of positive suggestions as to how NICE might more effectively and more justly intervene in the allocation of scarce resources for health.

  • Bioethics
  • behavioural research
  • political science

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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