Medical Need: Evaluating a Conceptual Critique of Universal Health Coverage

@article{Reid2016MedicalNE,
  title={Medical Need: Evaluating a Conceptual Critique of Universal Health Coverage},
  author={Lynette Reid},
  journal={Health Care Analysis},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={114-137}
}
Some argue that the concept of medical need is inadequate to inform the design of a universal health care system—particularly an institutional (universal, comprehensive) rather than a residual (minimalist, safety net) system. They argue that the concept (a) contradicts the idea of comprehensiveness; (b) leads to unsustainable expenditures; (c) is too indeterminate for policy; and (d) supports only a prioritarian distribution (and therefore a residual system). I argue (a) that ‘comprehensive… CONTINUE READING