Distributive Justice and the Introduction of Generic Medicines

Health Care Analysis 10 (2):221-229 (2002)
Abstract
Introduction: All countries face theissue of choice in healthcare. Allocation ofhealthcare resources is clearly associated withthe concept of distributive justice and to theexistence of a right to healthcare.Nevertheless, there is still the question ofwhether this right should include all types ofhealthcare services or if it should be limitedto selected types. It follows that choices mustbe made, priorities must be set and thatefficiency of healthcare services should bemaximum
Keywords distributive justice  generic medicines  healthcare agents  resource allocation
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