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Exploring ethical dilemmas facing private payers

Peter Ubel, MD
Duke University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2017
Duration 2 years
Amount $176,503

The team plans to conduct normative analyses of ethical dilemmas raised by the evolving role of healthcare payers in shaping healthcare spending and medical decision making in the United States. These analyses will be informed by our involvement on a payer’s ethics committee, and through interviews we conduct of stakeholders and practitioners. We strive to gain a thorough understanding of the dilemmas that arise as third party payer’s balance duties to shareholders, beneficiaries and society.