CBSSM Seminar: The Veteran Voice in Treatment Allocations for Hepatitis C: A Model for Policy Decision Making

Ann Arbor MI 01-15-2019 01-15-2019

Abstract: Our objective was to explore, through Democratic Deliberation methods, whether Veterans at the Ann Arbor VA prefer a “First Come, First Serve” or “Sickest First” model for allocating treatment for Hepatitis-C when there are limited resources. In addition to expressing their policy preferences, Veterans offered nuanced insights into the treatment barriers Veterans are facing and how the VA may be able to overcome some of these barriers.

Akbar Waljee, MD, MSc Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; Staff Physician & Research Scientist Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System

January 15, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NCRC, Building 10, G065
Sponsored by: Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
Contact Information: Kerry Ryan kryanz@umich.edu

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Abstract: Our objective was to explore, through Democratic Deliberation methods, whether Veterans at the Ann Arbor VA prefer a “First Come, First Serve” or “Sickest First” model for allocating treatment for Hepatitis-C when there are limited resources. In addition to expressing their policy preferences, Veterans offered nuanced insights into the treatment barriers Veterans are facing and how the VA may be able to overcome some of these barriers.