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<jats:p>Christine Clavien and Samia Hurst<jats:sup>1</jats:sup> (henceforth C-H) make at least three valuable contributions to the literature on responsibility and healthcare. They offer an admirably clear and workable set of criteria for determining a patient's degree of responsibility for her health condition; they deploy those criteria to cast doubt on the view that patients with lifestyle-related conditions are typically significantly responsible for their conditions; and they outline several practical difficulties that would be raised by any attempt to introduce responsibility-sensitive healthcare funding. I am sympathetic to the general thrust of their argument, share—at least tentatively—their policy conclusions, and was persuaded by much of the detail of their argument. However, I do have three critical comments.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/s0963180119000987

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Publication Date

04/2020

Volume

29

Pages

192 - 195