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The public-private formula for universal health coverage

Singapore will still have to watch its health-care situation in terms of access, affordability and quality - and also in relation to its changing demographic and socio-economic conditions. It will have to consider, for instance, whether its government health-care services, financed mainly through taxation, is the sustainable route when the incidence of chronic ailments among its greying population goes up.

A REFLECTION on experiences in health policy revolves around the key question on the government's role in relation to private sector engagement in the provision of health services, financing, regulation, and information management.

Is there conclusive evidence yet to determine the optimum...

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