How do courts set health policy? The case of the Colombian Constitutional Court

PLoS Med. 2009 Feb 17;6(2):e1000032. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000032.


Alicia Ely Yamin and Oscar Parra-Vera discuss the case of Colombia, where a recent constitutional court decision demonstrates the involvement of the court in protecting fundamental rights to health.

MeSH terms

  • Civil Rights / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Colombia
  • Financing, Government / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans