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Descriptor English: Consumer Sovereignty
Descriptor Spanish: Soberanía del Consumidor
Descriptor soberanía del consumidor
Scope note: Principio normativo según el cual se reconoce al consumidor como aquel agente que mejor puede juzgar sobre la jerarquización de las elecciones económicas. Situación en la que el reparto de recursos sólo refleja las preferencias del consumidor y no las propuestas por terceros (por ejemplo, médicos, políticos, etc.). Aunque en el ámbito de la salud, existen varias opciones que son de la exclusiva responsabilidad del consumidor (por ejemplo, el contacto inicial con el médico en situación de enfermedad) difícilmente se podrá afirmar que en el mercado de atención de salud el consumidor es soberano. (Traducción libre de: https://bit.ly/2Iv7SUu)
Descriptor Portuguese: Soberania do Consumidor
Descriptor French: Souveraineté du Consommateur
Tree number(s): SP1.852.722.731
Scope note: Normative principle according to which the consumer is recognized as the agent that can best judge the hierarchy of economic choices. Situation where the allocation of resources reflects only consumer preferences and not those proposed by third parties (eg doctors, politicians, etc.). Although there are many choices in the health field which are the sole responsibility of the consumer (eg initial contact with the doctor in a state of illness) it is difficult to state that the consumer is sovereign in the healthcare market. (Free translation from: https://bit.ly/2Iv7SUu)
History Note: 2019
DeCS ID: 58022
Unique ID: DDCS058022
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Consumer Sovereignty - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062290
Scope note Normative principle according to which the consumer is recognized as the agent that can best judge the hierarchy of economic choices. Situation where the allocation of resources reflects only consumer preferences and not those proposed by third parties (eg doctors, politicians, etc.). Although there are many choices in the health field which are the sole responsibility of the consumer (eg initial contact with the doctor in a state of illness) it is difficult to state that the consumer is sovereign in the healthcare market. (Free translation from: https://bit.ly/2Iv7SUu)
Preferred term Consumer Sovereignty



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