Health Care as a Right, Fairness and Medical Resources
Bioethics. 1990 Jan; 4(1): 1-21.
Our intention in the following is to use the WHO declaration as a basis for considering the allocation of resources in health care. We shall first argue that most of the criteria suggested as grounds for fair allocation of scarce medical resources have their difficulties if one tries to apply them one by one to medical practices. We shall then go on to claim that, if we take the right of all human beings to health or health care even moderately seriously, increasing the resources would in most cases be more ethical than attempting to allocate them 'fairly'.
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