Penn Bioethics Seminar Series (PBS): Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhD
12:00pm - 1:00pm • via Zoom
When is Studying “Value” Interventions Unethical?
Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhD | Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Traditional clinical research tests the safety and efficacy of medical services. However, reducing health care waste requires understanding a different characteristic of clinical services: their value. What new ethical issues arise when, instead of testing whether providing a patient service is superior to an alternative, researchers test whether restricting a patient service is cost-effective? Aaron Schwartz, a health economist and primary care physician, studies health care value. This seminar will consist of a brief survey of Aaron's research on understanding low-value care and a facilitated discussion on the ethical issues raised by value interventions. This will be an interactive session with audience participation. So, please come ready to add to the discussion.
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