Equity under the knife: Justice and evidence in surgery

Wendy Rogers, Christopher Degeling, Cynthia Townley

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    Surgery is an increasingly common and expensive mode of medical intervention. The ethical dimensions of the surgeon-patient relationship, including respect for personal autonomy and informed consent, are much discussed; but broader equity issues have not received the same attention. This paper extends the understanding of surgical ethics by considering the nature of evidence in surgery and its relationship to a just provision of healthcare for individuals and their populations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-126
    Number of pages8
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


    • Equity
    • Evidence
    • Health technology assessment
    • Justice
    • Public health ethics
    • Surgery


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