• Published 2017

Ethics and Waiting Times Incorporating theories of justice in an analysis of health care waiting times in Sweden

@inproceedings{Mattisson2017EthicsAW,
  title={Ethics and Waiting Times Incorporating theories of justice in an analysis of health care waiting times in Sweden},
  author={Linn Mattisson and Carl Hampus Lyttkens},
  year={2017}
}
English) Objectives: There is growing concern regarding waiting times in health care as a mechanism to improve fairness in health services. This essay addresses the issue by evaluating fairness defined by justice theories. Based on this discussion, the essay then investigates whether actual waiting times are consistent with ethical principles. Theory: The theories of justice discussed are utilitarianism, egalitarianism and maximin. The discussion reveals that analysis of waiting times may… CONTINUE READING

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