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Health-financing reforms in seven South East Asian countries
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Health-financing reforms in seven South East Asian countries are reviewed in this study. These countries have sought to reduce dependence on out-of-pocket payments, increase pooled health finance, and expand services, stepping towards universal coverage. The author underlines that expanding coverage of good-quality services and ensuring adequate human resources are important to achieve universal coverage.

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