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This book explores the influence of justice principles in the field of health care law. By examining the role played by key stakeholders, it tracks the evolution of distributive norms for the allocation of healthcare resources in western welfare states. The issue of justice in the field of health care is becoming more central, with concerns over access, cost and provision.
Recent reforms such as Obamacare in the United States and NHS Social and Care Act in the United Kingdom have seen increased pressure on governments to find just and equitable solutions to the problem of healthcare provision. This book addresses the fundamental question of what role justice should play in the allocation of services in the field and offers a more optimal model for their distribution.