The Prospective Pareto Principle and Equity of Access to Health Care

Principles of social justice bear on public policy for access to health care. The nature of reciprocal responsibilities, the role of government, and questions of who gains and who loses what are considered as problems for explicit ethical judgments. Current technology calls for a refinement of our ways of thinking about risk, and about what we owe each other in the way of extraordinary expensive treatments.

Author(s): Allan Gibbard

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Volume 60, Issue 3 (pages 399–428)
Published in 1982