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Future Health Systems: Why Future? Why Now?

Published on 1 January 2008

The purpose of this Special Issue is to stimulate innovative thinking about health system development in low-income and transition countries. We believe that informed and engaged debate about this topic is greatly needed because we are approaching a period of major change in global health systems. In this introduction, we set out why future health systems will probably look very different and why it is particularly important to explore the possibilities now.


Gerald Bloom

Research Fellow

Hilary Standing

Emeritus Fellow

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Bloom, G. and Standing, H.
Social Science and Medicine, volume 66, issue 10


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