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dc.contributor.authorChalkidou, Kalipso
dc.contributor.authorCulyer, Anthony J
dc.description.abstractUniversal health care coverage (UHC) is now an integral part of the global health agenda, with the adoption of a resolution of the United Nations by most country governments in 2012 that committed to attain and sustain UHC for their populations [1]. The subsequent commitment to health intervention and tech-nology assessment at the 2014 World Assembly (the World Health Organization’s [WHO’s] decision-making body) [2] and the numerous public statements by leaders at the WHO and the World Bank to the same effect reinforced this view. At the center of UHC is “a set of services that is available when needed without causing financial hardship to the population” [3]; indeed, the UN resolution describes UHC as “access to key promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions for all at an affordable cost,” and also calls for UHC to deliver equitable opportunities for the “highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.” The obvious questions remain: How best may countries determine what is truly “key”? How might that judgment change as time passes and further development happens? By what trajectory might the barriers to access be removed and full population coverage achieved—not merely in name but also in reality?
dc.relation.ispartofjournalValue in Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Services
dc.titleMaking Choices on the Journey to Universal Health Care Coverage: From Advocacy to Analysis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChalkidou, K; Culyer, AJ, Making Choices on the Journey to Universal Health Care Coverage: From Advocacy to Analysis, Value in Health, 2016, 19 (8), pp. 910-912
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