The modern idea of health as a human right is examined, as it evolved from the 18th century, in terms of its origins, its essential content, and 20th-century attempts at implementation.
Equity for social groups is seen as a guiding principle.
Two attemps at implementation, in Britain and in Cuba, are examined for their effects on equity in health service and in health states.
The British National Service achieved equity between social classes in services but failed to achieve it in health states.
(as measured by mortality).
Mots-clés Pascal : Droit, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Historique, Système santé, Cuba, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Inégalité, Accessibilité, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Right, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Case history, Health system, Cuba, West Indies, Central America, America, Inequality, Accessibility, Mortality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0356037
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.