Solidarity and the Role of the State in Italian Health Care

Health Care Analysis 8 (4):341-354 (2000)

The article deals with the issue of solidarity in health care,with particular reference to the Italian context. It presents thedifficulties of the Italian NHS and assesses the current proposalto counter the crisis of the Welfare State by giving upinstitutional arrangements, in order to favour the so-called`social private'. Moreover, it addresses the question ofprioritisation and targeting in the context of health care,arguing for the insufficiency of the standard approach of neutralliberalism, and showing how the concept of solidarity might helpto develop a different account. Lastly, it discusses the case oforgan transplantion in Italy, as an example ofsolidarity-inspired health care policy
Keywords health care  Italy  national health system  organ transplantation  solidarity  Welfare State
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DOI 10.1023/A:1026535029711
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