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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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The United Kingdom: the right to health in the context of a nationalized health service

The United Kingdom: the right to health in the context of a nationalized health service

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(p.209) Chapter 15 The United Kingdom: the right to health in the context of a nationalized health service
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Weait Matthew

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0015

This chapter evaluates the role of the UK’s National Health Service in promoting fair and equitable access to healthcare in the absence of a legally enforceable right to health. It discusses human rights and health in the United Kingdom; public health and prevention; and the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of healthcare.

Keywords:   national health service, healthcare system, health policy, public health

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