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Letters Markets in health care

Solidarity to achieve equality

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1733
  1. Dirk Van Duppen, general practitioner1
  1. 1Antwerp, Belgium
  1. dirk.vanduppen{at}

    The debate on the role of the market in health care continues.1 2 In 2008 the World Health Organization published evidence of the damaging effects of making health care a commodity.3 Three inequalities prevent the market from being able to ensure equitable health care:

    • The …

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