How Do Courts Set Health Policy? The Case of the Colombian Constitutional Court

Abstract

On July 31, 2008, the Constitutional Court of Colombia (the Court) handed down a decision (T-760/2008) that ordered a dramatic restructuring of the country’s health system [1]. The judgment came as the culmination of a wave of litigation to enforce the right to health, with tens of thousands of health rights cases before the Colombian courts each year [2… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000032

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