Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

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Sustaining an Equitable Heath System: Need for Evidence Informed Decision Making


Weerasinghe MC

Provision of universal health coverage has drawn attention across the globe. Attaining equity in service provision while sustaining the health system has become the major challenge. As limited resources become a barrier to achieve both at the same time, short term measures dominate policy cycles based on options and interests of individuals and groups than hard evidence. Taking Sri Lankan health system as an example this paper discusses the importance of evidence based decisions to achieve both equity and sustainability of services in low resource settings.


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