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Universal Health Care and political economy, neoliberalism and effects of COVID-19 -- a view of systems and complexity
  • Chris Peterson,
  • Christine Walker
Chris Peterson
La Trobe University
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Christine Walker
University of Melbourne VCCC
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Abstract

Sturmberg and Martin’s application of systems and complexity theory to understanding Universal Health Care (UHC) and Primary Health Care (PHC) is evaluated in the light of the influence of political economy on health systems. Further the role that neoliberal approaches to governance have had in creating increased inequities is seen as a key challenge for UHC. COVID-19 has emphasized long standing discrepancies in health and these disadvantages require government will and cooperation together with adequate social services to redress these discrepancies in UHC.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

20 Sep 2021Submitted to Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
20 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
20 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
04 Oct 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Oct 2021Editorial Decision: Accept