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Medical Justice

A Guide to Fair Provision


Sara E. Austin

After exploring several theories of health care distribution, Sara E. Austin argues that all of them are problematic and attempts to solve the problem by analyzing the implicit principles of health care distribution in the United States. Austin’s main claim is that if these principles were strictly observed in the practice of health care, the resulting distribution might be fair. This book is not an apology for the existing distribution; rather, it is a call to both citizens and legislators to make public decisions according to the values expressed by the principles articulated here and in recognition of the good of health care.