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Financial Consequences Of Illness Devastating And Understudied

September 7, 2011

Despite the potentially devastating financial consequences of illness, most health systems fail to offer adequate financial protection to citizens but should.

In this week’s PLoS Medicine, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra from Imperial College London, UK and colleagues argue that new, broader measures are needed to better inform policy development on financial protection, including new indicators that identify citizens who cannot afford to use health services and may have very low or no health spending.

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