Universal health coverage and universal access

Evans, David B.; Hsu, Justine; Boerma, Ties
August 2013
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Aug2013, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p546
Academic Journal
The editorial focuses on the complementary aspects universal access to health care and universal health insurance coverage. The article mentions the dimensions of universal access include physical accessibility and financial affordability as well as people's willingness to seek health care services. The authors' conclude universal access is necessary for universal health coverage to become an attainable goal.


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