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Futurology of universal health coverage in Iran: A letter to the editor
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Background and Aim: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a strategy for achieving the goal of equity of access to health care for all with preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures and without suffering financial hardship. UHC leads to equitable distribution of health care services, reducing out-of-pocket payments and achieving better health outcome for all people. Some measures have been taken in Iran to achieve UHC. However, the Iranian health system has not yet achieved the goal of UHC.
Material and Methods: The narrative review method was used to write this article.
Results: Implemention of UHC in Iran requires a comprehensive strategic plan. Futurology is the science and art of forecasting, planning, and backcasting.  Forecasting is a process which can predict probable future scenarios using trend analysis. Planning is the process of identifying strategies and taking necessary measures to achieve a favorable future. Finally, backcasting allows to identify the opportunities and barriers to achieving the goals.
Conclusion: Futurology can be used to develop a roadmap for UHC in Iran. Awareness of possible future opportunities and risks and taking appropriate measures will help achieve the goal of UHC.
Keywords: Universal health coverage, Iran health system, Futurology
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Health Management Services
Received: 2019/12/28 | Accepted: 2021/01/13 | Published: 2022/01/3
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Volume 26, Issue 6 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2021) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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