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Justice in Medicare : recent changes to the public health care system

Patterson, Rachael 2005, Justice in Medicare : recent changes to the public health care system, Journal of law and medicine, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 354-366.

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Title Justice in Medicare : recent changes to the public health care system
Author(s) Patterson, Rachael
Journal name Journal of law and medicine
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 354
End page 366
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Place of publication North Ryde, N.S.W.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1320-159X
Summary This article sets out and examines a number of changes proposed by the Commonwealth Government to the Australian Medicare system as part of the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 federal budgets, and the 2004 federal election campaign. In assessing the suitability of these reforms, the idea of justice is discussed. Health, as a basic good, is argued to be a matter of distributional and rectificatory justice. A number of popular material principles of justice are also examined and shown to be unsuited as sole determinants of health care resource allocation decisions. In light of this, various problems with the reforms are identified and improvements suggested.
Language eng
Field of Research 220204 History and Philosophy of Law and Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Lawbook Co
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002899

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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