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Author Wang, Daniel Wei Liang, author.

Title Health technology assessment, courts and the right to healthcare / Daniel Wei Liang Wang
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Contents Introduction -- Priority-setting and the right to healthcare : synergies and tensions on the path to universal health coverage -- Priority-setting and health technology assessment -- Brazil : right to healthcare litigation : the problem and the institutional responses -- Colombia : demanding but undermining fair priority-setting via courts -- England :from Wednesbury unreasonableness to accountability for reasonableness -- Conclusion : institutionalizing, controlling, limiting and circumventing HTA via courts
Summary "Both developing and developed countries face an increasing mismatch between what patients expect to receive from healthcare and what the public healthcare systems can afford to provide. Where there has been a growing recognition of the entitlement to receive healthcare, the frustrated expectations with regards to the level of provision has led to lawsuits challenging the denial of funding for health treatments by public health systems. This book analyses the impact of courts and litigation on the way health systems set priorities and make rationing decisions. In particular, it focuses on how the judicial protection of the right to healthcare can impact the institutionalization, functioning and centrality of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for decisions about the funding of treatment. Based on the case study of three jurisdictions - Brazil, Colombia, and England - it shows that courts can be a key driver for the institutionalization of HTA. These case studies show the paradoxes of judicial control, which can promote accountability and impair it, demand administrative competence and undermine bureaucratic capacities. The case studies offer a nuanced and evidence-informed understanding of these paradoxes in the context of health care by showing how the judicial control of priority-setting decisions in health care can be used to require and control an explicit scheme for health technology assessment, but can also limit and circumvent it"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Health technology assessment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Daniel Wei Liang Wang is Associate Professor at Fundaçô Getúlio Vargas (FGV) School of Law. Before joining FGV, he was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Health and Human Rights at Queen Mary University of London and a Law Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he taught Human Rights Law. Daniel holds a PhD in Law (LSE), an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policies (LSE), a Master in Law (University of Sô Paulo), a BA in Social Sciences (University of Sô Paulo) and a BA in Law (University of Sô Paulo). He was a member of the National Health Service (NHS) Central London Research Ethics Committee (2017-2019)
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Subject Judicial process -- Brazil.
Judicial process -- Colombia
Judicial process -- England
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- Brazil
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- Colombia
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- England
Medical care -- Brazil -- Decision making
Medical care -- Colombia -- Decision making
Medical care -- England -- Decision making
Right to health -- Cases
Judicial process.
LAW / Comparative
LAW / General
Medical care -- Decision making.
Medical care -- Law and legislation.
Right to health.
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021039817
ISBN 1315149168