Equity of Access to Health Care: Some Conceptual and Ethical Issues

Problems of defining equity and equality of access are not trivial; there are fundamental disagreements about the nature of health care as a social good and about other principles of distributive justice. Presuppositions about equity underlying several current proposals for reform of health care “markets” are considered. Issues of equity-and theories of justice-arise also in contexts other than disputes about access.

Author(s): Norman Daniels

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Volume 60, Issue 1 (pages 51–81)
Published in 1982