Monday, August 21, 2006

How the NHS places a value on life

The National Health Service in England has put a value of $60,000 (30,000 pounds) a year on life. This is the value for an added year of life provided by a treatment. Many of the new treatments cost much more than this or only extend life for less than a year on average. So they have decided not to fund these treatments. Think about how many supplements or alternative treatments you could have in a year at this cost. Changes your perspective about being too expensive doesn't it.
How the NHS places a value on life


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