OECD Observer
Can healthcare policy heal the rural-urban divide?

A shift of health services and professionals from rural and small town communities towards larger, more centralised services in urban settings may have advantages for cost-effectiveness, but is it patient-centred? This article is forthcoming, February 2017, as part of an OECD Observer spotlight on the future of healthcare. Check back to oecdobserver.org/healthcare, and sign up for our free e-alert on www.oecdobserver.org (you just enter your email address, no other information is asked for). For more information, contact Observer@oecd.org