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What Is Universal Health Coverage and Why Is It Important for Spain?

Series | Policy Briefs #56

15.02.2024

[This document is a one of a series of discussion notes addressing fundamental questions about the global health. Its purpose is to transfer scientific knowledge to the public conversation and decision-making process. The papers are based on the best information available and may be updated as new information comes to light.]

 

In this policy brief, we reflect on what is meant by universal health coverage and examine how it is measured, how it has evolved over time, and how it currently stands in Spain. We also explore the latest initiatives aimed at advancing towards universal health coverage and propose a series of steps that Spain can take as part of its commitment to accelerate progress towards this central international development goal.

It has been written by Virginia Rodríguez, Clara Marín and Amaya Bernal.

 

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