International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Role of medical ethics in health economics

S. R. Moosavi
  • S. R. Moosavi
  • Cancer Research Center ,Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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S. M. Mousavi
  • S. M. Mousavi
  • Cancer Research Center ,Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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A. Heydari
  • A. Heydari
  • Cancer Research Center ,Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Z. Mehdikhah
  • Z. Mehdikhah
  • Cancer Research Center ,Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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  •  Accepted: 29 October 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010

Abstract

This paper considers the importance of medical ethics in the process of allocating health care resources. Their importance is held to social ethics from the dominant role they play in clinical behavior and the important position of the clinical behavior in the production of health care and economics. It is pointed out that there is a potential conflict between the ethical style, and thus the behavior of the medical profession and organization of health, and the aim of maximizing social benefits from health care resources. This paper argues that medical ethics is very important, in that it raises social confidence which results to social capital and good health care.

Key words: Medical ethics, health economics, bioethics, social capital, social confidence.