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Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage: a prėcis

Voorhoeve, Alex, Ottersen, Trygve and Norheim, Ole Frithjof (2016) Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage: a prėcis. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 11 (1). pp. 71-77. ISSN 1744-1331

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1744133114000541


We outline key conclusions of the World Health Organisation's report 'Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)'. The Report argues that three principles should inform choices on the path to UHC: I. Coverage should be based on need, with extra weight given to the needs of the worse off; II. One aim should be to generate the greatest total improvement in health; III. Contributions should be based on ability to pay and not need. We describe how these principles determine which trade-offs are (un)acceptable. We also discuss which institutions contribute to fair and accountable choices.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 15:23

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