The Norwegian Welfare State in Transition: Rationing and Plurality of Values as Ethical Challenges for the Health Care System
Norheim, Ole Frithjof
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1995 Dec; 20(6): 639-655.
This paper presents the Norwegian national health care system and the manner in which the problems of rationing and pluralism of values create new ethical and political challenges. The paper concludes with some doubts about the feasibility of the transformation taking place within this kind of health care system, with special reference to governmental control and consumer preferences.
Common Good; Costs and Benefits; Economics; Government; Government Financing; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Care Reform; Health Insurance; Insurance; Justice; National Health Insurance; Obligations of Society; Policy Analysis; Private Sector; Public Policy; Public Sector; Regulation; Resource Allocation; Rights; Selection for Treatment; Values;
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