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For a sustainable Universal healthcare model, maintaining a balanced trade-off between cost, quality and access to healthcare services is critical, Discuss in the context of India’s Ayushman Bharat and suggest the key takeaways that India can borrow from the famous Brazilian model of UHC.

Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. For a sustainable Universal healthcare model, maintaining a balanced trade-off between cost, quality and access to healthcare services is critical, Discuss in the context of India’s Ayushman Bharat and suggest the key takeaways that India can borrow from the famous Brazilian model of UHC. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses the lessons to be learnt for India from Brazils’ universal healthcare plan.

Key demand of the question:

The question seeks to ascertain the need for a balanced model for the concept of Universal health Care and what India can borrow from the famous Brazilian model.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly discuss the need for UHC and its significance to the overall development of the country, and then explain the relevance of Brazilian model.

Body:

  • Explain that India’s Ayushman Bharat can benefit by borrowing best practices from Brazil Universal Health coverage plan. Such as- public expenditure, community healthcare plan.
  • Discuss India’s Ayushman Bharat; highlight what India can borrow from the Brazil model.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining a balanced trade-off between cost, quality and access to healthcare services.

Conclusion:

Conclude that a collaborative approach aligning patients, payers and providers, along with innovative partnerships, will hasten efforts to mitigate risks, drive impact, forge stronger social returns and achieve sustainable UHC targets.

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