Courts and health care rationing: the case of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court.

@article{Wang2013CourtsAH,
  title={Courts and health care rationing: the case of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court.},
  author={Daniel Wei Liang Wang},
  journal={Health economics, policy, and law},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          75-93
        }
}
The recognition that access to health care is a constitutional right in Brazil has resulted in a situation in which citizens denied treatments by the public health care system have brought lawsuits against health authorities, claiming that their right to health was violated. This litigation forces the courts to decide between a patient-centred and a population-centred approach to public health - a choice that forces the courts to assess health care rationing decisions. This article analyses the… CONTINUE READING
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