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Universal health coverage, priority setting, and the human right to health

Rumbold, B and Baker, R and Ferraz, O and Hawkes, S and Krubiner, C and Littlejohns, P and Norheim, OF and Pegram, T and Rid, A and Venkatapuram, S and Voorhoeve, A and Wang, D and Weale, A and Wilson, J and Yamin, AE and Hunt, PH (2017) 'Universal health coverage, priority setting, and the human right to health.' The Lancet. 1 - 3. ISSN 0140-6736

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Following endorsement by WHO, the World Bank and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the drive towards universal health coverage (UHC) is now one of the most prominent global health policies. As countries progress towards UHC, they are forced to make difficult choices about how to prioritise health issues and expenditure: which services to expand first, whom to include first, and how to shift from out-of-pocket payment towards prepayment. Building on extensive philosophical literature on the ethics of priority setting in health care, a 2014 WHO report provided guidance about how states can resolve these issues.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: I am the last named author. In global health publications, the last named author usually connotes a senior author who steered the enterprise. See note on contributors on page 3.
Uncontrolled Keywords: universal health coverage, priority setting, human rights, right to health
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 12:15

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