Sustaining an Equitable Heath System: Need for Evidence Informed Decision Making
Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Corresponding Author:
- Manuj Chrishantha Weerasinghe
Department of Community Medicine
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 12, 2016; Accepted Date: July 27, 2017; Published Date: August 03, 2017
Citation: Weerasinghe MC (2017) Sustaining an Equitable Heath System: Need for Evidence Informed Decision Making. Adv Practice Nurs 2:139. doi:10.4172/2573-0347.1000139
Copyright: © 2017 Weerasinghe MC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Provision of universal health coverage has drawn attention across the globe. Attaining equity in service provision while sustaining the health system has become the major challenge. As limited resources become a barrier to achieve both at the same time, short term measures dominate policy cycles based on options and interests of individuals and groups than hard evidence. Taking Sri Lankan health system as an example this paper discusses the importance of evidence based decisions to achieve both equity and sustainability of services in low resource settings.