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Conflicts of Conscience in Health CareAn Institutional Compromise$
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Holly Fernandez Lynch

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262123051

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.001.0001

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Measuring Patient Demand and Determining Which Demands to Meet

Measuring Patient Demand and Determining Which Demands to Meet

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(p.117) 5 Measuring Patient Demand and Determining Which Demands to Meet
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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care
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Holly Fernandez Lynch

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.003.0032

This chapter discusses the patient demand for various medical services and determines which demands to meet. Assessing patient demand for various medical services provided by physicians should be relatively simple compared to the other tasks facing licensing boards. The chapter addresses whether the licensing board representing the profession as a whole can correctly refuse to satisfy patient demand for medical service when its goal is to resolve access problems associated with conflicts of conscience. It shows that it may be appropriate to require licensing boards to satisfy patient demands for all services which are legal and empirically capable of attaining the patient’s desired result.

Keywords:   patient demand, medical services, physicians, licensing boards, profession, conscience

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