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

David B Hipgrave and Krishna Hort
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (9): . || 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.



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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