Inside Health Care: Neonatal Intensive Care -Who Decides? Who Pays? Who Can Afford It?

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Health care in the US is facing a crisis, but there is polarization and disagreement among policy makers and the public about how to solve this crisis. The overall outcome is ranked much lower than ...
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ECMO: Cost, Controversy and Ethics

Pp. 146-154 (9)

Jatinder S. Bhatia and Linda J. Wise


Extracorporeal Life Support is used routinely in infants, children and adults today. It is a labor intensive and costly treatment option. Two cases are presented to illustrate the complexity of decision making process.


ECMO, Cost, Controversy, Ethics, Utilization, Metabolic disorder, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Inhaled nitric oxide, High frequency ventilation


Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA.