Inequalities in HIV Care: Chances Versus Outcomes

American Journal of Bioethics 11 (12):42-44 (2011)
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Alex Voorhoeve
London School of Economics
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We analyse three moral dilemmas involving resource allocation in care for HIV-positive patients. Ole Norheim and Kjell Arne Johansson have argued that these cases reveal a tension between egalitarian concerns and concerns for better population health. We argue, by contrast, that these cases reveal a tension between, on the one hand, a concern for equal *chances*, and, on the other hand, both a concern for better health and an egalitarian concern for equal *outcomes*. We conclude that, in these cases, there is much less tension than Norheim and Johansson claim between egalitarian concerns and concerns for better population health.
Keywords Medical resource allocation  equality of opportunity  egalitarianism  fair chances
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DOI 10.1080/15265161.2011.615890
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