Culyer, A.J. (2001) Equity - some theory and its policy implications. Journal of Medical Ethics. pp. 275-283. ISSN 0306-6800Full text available as:
This essay seeks to characterise the essential features of an equitable health care system in terms of the classical Aristotelian concepts of horizontal and vertical equity, the common (but ill-defined) language of “need” and the economic notion of cost-effectiveness as a prelude to identifying some of the more important issues of value that policy-makers will have to decide for themselves; the characteristics of health (and what determines it) that can cause policy to be ineffective (or have undesired consequences); the information base that is required to support a policy directed at securing greater equity, and the kinds of research (theoretical and empirical) that are needed to underpin such a policy.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2001 the Journal of Medical Ethics|
|Keywords:||Health care systems, equity, horizontal equity, vertical equity, cost-effectiveness|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Economics and Related Studies (York)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||15 Nov 2004|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2013 14:35|