Erosion of universal health coverage in Spain

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Title: Erosion of universal health coverage in Spain
Authors: Legido-Quigley, Helena | Urdaneta, Elena | González, Álvaro | La Parra-Casado, Daniel | Muntaner, Carles | Álvarez-Dardet, Carlos | Martín Moreno, José M. | McKee, Martin
Research Group/s: Observatorio Europeo de Tendencias Sociales (OBETS) | Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología II | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Health | Universal Health Coverage | Spain | Government
Knowledge Area: Sociología | Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: The Lancet. 2013, 382(9909): 1977. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62649-5
Abstract: Whereas the recent UN resolution urges governments to accelerate progress towards universal access to affordable and quality health-care services, the Spanish Government, bypassing the parliamentary procedure, enacted a Royal Decree to limit access to free services at the point of delivery for all-undermining the principle of universal coverage. Spanish health and social service budgets have been subjected to large cuts (13,7% in 2012 and 16,2% in 2013) with some regions imposing additional budget cuts.
ISSN: 0140-6736 (Print) | 1474-547X (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62649-5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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