[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Books, Journals, New Media
December 16, 1998


Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(23):1992-1993. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-23-jbk1216

In Reply.—Our response to Drs Trippoli and Messori is premised on the inevitability of choices in the health sector. More often than not, clinicians, managed care organizations, and AIDS drug assistance program managers must make urgent decisions based on the best available information. They do not have the luxury of demanding proof beyond a reasonable scientific doubt or of suspending judgment in anticipation of better experimental data. Inaction itself is a decision with consequences for patients and society.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview