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When Vitalism Is Dead Wrong: The Discrimination Against And Torture Of Incompetent Patients By Compulsory Life- Sustaining Treatment, Alicia R. Ouellette Jan 2004

When Vitalism Is Dead Wrong: The Discrimination Against And Torture Of Incompetent Patients By Compulsory Life- Sustaining Treatment, Alicia R. Ouellette

Indiana Law Journal

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A Quantitative Methodology For Determining The Need For Exposure-Prompted Medical Monitoring, Christopher P. Guzelian, Bruce E. Hillner, Philip S. Guzelian Jan 2004

A Quantitative Methodology For Determining The Need For Exposure-Prompted Medical Monitoring, Christopher P. Guzelian, Bruce E. Hillner, Philip S. Guzelian

Indiana Law Journal

Some toxic exposures to drugs or other environmental chemicals may create an increased risk of future disease for which periodic preventive medical screening might be desirable. However, many of these risks, even if unacceptable as a matter of public health policy, might still not be significant enough for medical monitoring (periodic diagnostic screening for latent illnesses or medical conditions) to be an appropriate medical intervention. This somewhat unintuitive, but statistically certain, conclusion can be demonstrated in relatively simple mathematical terms. Accordingly, we introduce Bayes's Rule and decision analysis, a quantitative methodology commonly employed by medical practitioners. A review of ...