nance the gradual slide down the medical learning curve until the point is reached at which a new technology can be more widely shared, even with the poor, in future generations. On the other hand, of course, the approach raises issues of fairness among contemporaries. In effect, it might link the probability of surviving a given medical condition to a person's socioeconomic status.
Which definition should be the basis of U.S. health policy?
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