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World Bank warns of financial crises in healthcare systems

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1293
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Faced with growing levels of disease from the spread of HIV and AIDS and spiralling costs, healthcare systems in developing countries risk sliding into financial crises unless governments usher in reforms. This is the warning given in a World Bank report.

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