Can “Giving Preference to My Patients” be Explained as a Role Related Duty in Public Health Care Systems?

@inproceedings{Holm2010CanP,
  title={Can “Giving Preference to My Patients” be Explained as a Role Related Duty in Public Health Care Systems?},
  author={S{\o}ren Holm},
  booktitle={Health Care Analysis},
  year={2010}
}
Most of us have two strong intuitions (or sets of intuitions) in relation to fairness in health care systems that are funded by public money, whether through taxation or compulsory insurance. The first intuition is that such a system has to treat patients (and other users) fairly, equitably, impartially, justly and without discrimination. The second intuition is that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are allowed to, and may even in some cases be obligated to give preference to… CONTINUE READING
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