Element card for assessment element I0011 in HTA Core Model Application for Diagnostic Technologies (1.1) application

I. Legal aspects

Equality in health care

Is the technology equally accessible to all needing members in a given society?


This topic operates both at national and international level. In general, equality in health care is spoken out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and it is also one of the central principles of the Biomedicine Convention. In many Constitutions equality of citizens covers also access to health care.


Social domain

EU FR Charter Art 35, Biomedicine Convention Article 3, CM RecommendationR (2006) 18