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The uses and abuses of quantification in healthcare

When Jul 21, 2016 09:00 AM to
Jul 22, 2016 05:00 PM
Where CRASSH, Alison Richard Building
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The Uses and Abuses of Quantification in Healthcare

July 21 - July 22

Numbers and quantifying operations guide the social, ethical, and financial valuation of medical interventions at all levels of healthcare policy.  How have particular measures and models of evidence currently prevalent in healthcare developed?  What are the practical effects of the use of such measures and models, and what philosophical issues do they raise?  Convened by the Limits of the Numerical research group at CRASSH, this two-day conference brings together scholars working across history, literature, philosophy, political science, sociology and STS to engage these and related questions.

The conference will open and close with keynote addresses by Professors Havi Carel (University of Bristol) and Ted Porter(University of California Los Angeles). 

The event is free to attend but registration is necessary. To book your place please click here or use the online registration link on this page.

This is a conference convened by the  Limits of the Numerical Project at CRASSH.

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