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World's poorest depend on private health care

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:451
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. BMJ

    Many of the world's poorest people are dependent on private healthcare providers, and paying for treatment can put them in debt and further poverty. In recognition of this, and of the need to adopt better strategies for ensuring that private healthcare providers contribute rather than erode public health objectives, a new guide has been published. It was produced jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Options, an …

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