Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Individual Rights and Duties in Health Policy

Contents:

Author Info

  • Gilberto Muraro
  • Vincenzo Rebba

    ()
    (Dipartimento di Economia, Universita' di Padova, AIES and CRIEP)

Abstract

A growing body of thought in the literature and the policy debate is calling for eligibility criteria and funding methods in healthcare to be predicated on individual responsibility. To date this approach has had no tangible impact on public health systems: the choice adopted is to avoid discrimination in access to health services, while instead emphasising public intervention intended to influence behaviour. As regards forms of intervention, we observe the expansion of the standard instruments: mandatory rules, information, education, subsidies and taxes. However, a new approach is also emerging. This is labelled «libertarian paternalism» to indicate that it pursues an acceptable compromise between the corrective objective and respect for the freedom of individual choice. We argue that this road should be pursued cautiously, with prior assessment and ex-post evaluation of the impact of intervention designed to affect individual behaviour, through an appropriate adaptation of the traditional criteria of cost-effectiveness analysis.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://riss.vitaepensiero.it/scheda-articolo_digital/gilberto-muraro-vincenzo-rebba/individual-rights-and-duties-in-health-policy-000518_2010_0003_0099-150974.html
Download Restriction: Yes

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its journal Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali.

Volume (Year): 118 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 379-396

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2010:v:118:i:3:p:379-396

Contact details of provider:

Related research

Keywords: Individual behaviour; individual responsibility; health promotion; libertarian paternalism; cost-effectiveness analysis;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Vincenzo Rebba & Dino Rizzi, 2011. "Waiting Times and Cost Sharing for a Public Health Care Service with a Private Alternative: A Multi-agent Approach," Working Papers 2011_18, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2010:v:118:i:3:p:379-396. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vep - Vita e Pensiero).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.