Friday, March 6, 2015

Universal health coverage in a graphic

The debate on universal health coverage can be captured in the following graphic.

The best that India can hope for the foreseeable future is to achieve high people coverage, of reliable standards, for a defined basic set of medical conditions, including the more common high-cost  conditions (like heart ailments, dialysis etc). The conditions coverage should also include the provision of generic drugs and all basic diagnostic tests, made freely available for those below a certain income level through public facilities as well as by contracting in from private providers. 

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