Justice and Health for All
de Jong, Gaspard A.
Rutten, Frans F.H.
Social Science and Medicine. 1983; 17(16): 1085-1095.
Concerned with the macroallocation of health care resources, the authors review the sociomedical and economic policy implications of four principles of distribution: the utilitarian, the egalitarian, the equal access, and the libertarian. Although the equal access principle has been in effect in Western countries until recently, current economic conditions have led to greater acceptance of libertarian and utilitarian policies, as evidenced by the increasing role of market forces, the call for individual responsibility in health care, the use of budgeting and evaluation techniques, and the reduction of guaranteed service levels. (KIE abstract)
Access to Health Care; Costs and Benefits; Evaluation; Financial Support; Freedom; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Insurance; Human Rights; Insurance; International Aspects; Illness; Justice; Moral Policy; Public Health; Public Policy; Resource Allocation; Review; Rights; Self Induced Illness; Socioeconomic Factors; Utilitarianism;