Universal quality healthcare coverage—a commitment to building a healthier and more productive society
Providing high quality healthcare is an imperative of UHC
thebmjopinion "High quality healthcare involves the right care, at the right time, in the right place, and by the right care provider, while minimizing harm and resource waste and leaving no one behind. Unfortunately, many countries around the world fail to meet these requirements and struggle to provide healthcare services that deliver clinical value to patients, are safe, and meet the needs and preferences of patients.
(...) Poor quality healthcare also has significant costs on people’s lives, health systems, and societies. In high income countries alone, harmful medical errors and preventable complications account for 15% of hospital costs, according to OECD analyses." (Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)