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The Resource The right to health at the public/private divide : a global comparative study, Colleen M. Flood, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law

The right to health at the public/private divide : a global comparative study, Colleen M. Flood, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law

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The right to health at the public/private divide : a global comparative study
Title
The right to health at the public/private divide
Title remainder
a global comparative study
Statement of responsibility
Colleen M. Flood, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 2006, a WHO survey found evidence of a substantial increase in patient-led litigation against health authorities and funders over access to medicines around the world. New Zealanders have seldom litigated denials of access to health care. Part of the explanation lies in the fact that New Zealand has a legislated patients' "bill of rights", with enforcement through a complaints mechanism. Although the separate regime does not afford patients substantive legal protection in respect of complaints about lack of access to care, this form of alternative, low-level resolution of health care disputes does condition disgruntled patients not to turn to the courts for legal redress in relation to their rights. But given the increasing need for prioritization arising from serious concern about the sustainability of the public health system, as well as a trend towards greater explicitness when it occurs, increased disappointment on behalf of patients and the public when care is denied or limited seems inevitable. This may well translate into increased patient-led litigation against health boards and funders. Part 1 provides an overview of the New Zealand health system, with a focus on the points at which resource allocation decisions are made, the identity of the decision-maker, and the methods by which priority-setting occurs. Part 1.1 describes inequalities between population groups in New Zealand, both in health outcomes and in access to health care. Part 2 describes the legal framework surrounding the health and disability sector, and discusses the lack of legislated rights to health and the limited right of access to health care in legislation, despite the existence of a legally enforceable Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights"--
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Flood, Colleen M.
  • Gross, Aeyal M.
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  • Medical care
  • Right to health
  • Health Services
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The right to health at the public/private divide : a global comparative study, Colleen M. Flood, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 492 pages
Isbn
9781107038301
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862066440
Label
The right to health at the public/private divide : a global comparative study, Colleen M. Flood, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law; Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 492 pages
Isbn
9781107038301
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862066440

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