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Will current health reforms in south and east Asia improve equity?

David B Hipgrave and Krishna Hort
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (9): 514-516. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10870
Published online: 19 May 2014

Universal health coverage may not reduce disparities in health care access and outcomes in poorer nations

  • David B Hipgrave1,2
  • Krishna Hort1

  • 1 Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Health Section, UNICEF, New York, NY, USA.

Correspondence: dhipgrave@gmail.com

Acknowledgements: 

David Hipgrave's contribution to this work was funded by the former Australian Agency for International Development through its Knowledge Hubs for Health initiative.

Competing interests: The Nossal Institute contracted David Hipgrave as a consultant in the preparation of articles for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policy; and for the Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub.

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