Consequentialism

Definition

Health Economics

  • The idea that the ethical merit or otherwise of any proposed course of action (for example, changing the financial terms of access to health care, or the inclusion of a drug on the list of approved benefits in an insurance plan) is to be evaluated in terms of its consequences (as distinct, say, from the motives of those advocating it, or because one is believed to have a duty to adopt it, or because God commands it).
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