Unmet Need in Healthcare

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Participants from across the medical, social, economic and epidemiological sciences were brought together to discuss the opportunities for improving the assessment of unmet need – defined for the purpose of the meeting as those who have healthcare needs but do not or cannot access healthcare – for use in the funding allocations formulae. They discussed improvements that could be made to the formulae by using existing data sets, as well as the potential for research to generate new data sets designed to assess unmet need.

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