REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-77

Should glaucoma be public funded in Nigeria? Resource allocation and justice-based arguments for funding glaucoma treatment


Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Abdulkabir A Ayanniyi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, PMB 117 Abuja
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njo.njo_5_17

Rights and Permissions

Healthcare resources are finite commodities, yet have to appease competing healthcare demands. Unless healthcare resources are fairly distributed, most indigent Nigerians, who have glaucoma, would continue to suffer visual impairment and a worsened social life. This work categorizes healthcare resource allocation and provides justice-based arguments for funding glaucoma treatment by Nigeria. The arguments considered approaches to justice, especially Hippocrates, Marx, Rawls, Aristotle, utilitarianism, egalitarianism, communitarianism, capability theory, well-being, and fair opportunity rule. Finally, justice-based healthcare rationing and two-tiered healthcare model are discussed. A proposal for general health insurance funded tier 1 of the two-tiered health care that provides universal cost-free basic health care for diseases of public health importance, including glaucoma, is made.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed391    
    Printed44    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded72    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal