146 judgments found.

Joined cases of Müller-Fauré and van Riet v Onderlinge Waarborgmaatschappij UA

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C-385/99
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerns a referral from the Centrale Raad van Beroep (the Netherlands Court of Appeal) to the European Court of Justice from two conjoined cases for the correct interpretation and application of Articles 59 and 60 of the EC Treaty (which relate to the freedom of services throughout the EU). Both cases concern Dutch …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health regulation, Health spending, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Sentges v. Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 27677/02
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

S, a Netherlands national, was born in 1986. S suffered from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a disease characterized by progressive muscle degeneration, loss of the ability to walk and often the loss of lung or cardiac functions. S was unable to stand, walk, or lift his arms and his manual and digital functions were virtually …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Handicapped, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Physically challenged
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Case 1-13/2002

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case No. 1-13/2002, Ukraine (Constitutional Ct. 2002)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The People’s Deputies of Ukraine requested the Constitutional Court to issue an official interpretation of Article 49 paragraph 3 of the Constitution of Ukraine which states “in state and communal health protection, institutions medical care is provided free of charge.”  Article 93 paragraph 1 of the Law of Ukraine empowers the People’ Deputies to bring …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 2002-026f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2002
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2002-026f, 30 January 2002
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

A medical provider was accused of having provided unnecessary medical services paid for by the mandatory healthcare and benefits insurance regime of Belgium, in violation of Article 73 of the Law relating to mandatory healthcare and benefits insurance (“Healthcare Law”), which prohibited the provision of unnecessarily expensive or superfluous services. The medical provider contested the …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Reimbursement, Social security
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Case 2002-037f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2002
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2002-037f, 13 February 2002
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Nursing home
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Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: (CCT9/02) [2002] ZACC 16; 2002 (5) SA 703; 2002 (10) BCLR 1075 (5 July 2002)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Constitutional Court was asked to determine whether the appellant (Government) was required to give effect, pending an appeal, to an order of the High Court which directed it to make the drug nevirapine available to mothers and their newborn babies in public health facilities under certain circumstances and conditions. The order concerned the programme …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign (No. 2)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2002] ZACC 15; 2002 (5) SA 721; 2002 (10) BCLR 1033
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The government of South Africa developed a national public health program to address mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The purpose of the program was to offer HIV-positive pregnant women nevirapine, a drug that prevents the transmission of HIV at birth, free of charge. The program was, however, limited in scope. It only offered nevirapine at certain …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Nitecki v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 65653/01
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant Mr. Zdzislaw Nitecki was a Polish national diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 1976. In June 1999, he was prescribed the drug Rilutek to treat his ALS. He appealed to the Kujawsko-Pomorski Health Insurance Fund (“Fund”) to reimburse his out-of-pocket costs, noting that, as a pensioner, he …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Low income, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Case 2001-020f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2001
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2001-020f, 1st March 2001
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Facts:

The Union of Belgian Medical Specialists requested the annulment of certain Belgian laws passed in 1998 regarding medical costs and insurance.

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security
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Case 2001-098f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2001
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2001-098f, 13 July 2001
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing
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