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[Editorial] Putting quality and people at the centre of health systems

The burden of mortality attributable to poor care is larger than that due to lack of access to care. Significant loss of life could be avoided if measures were put in place to guarantee quality of care. These striking conclusions are the result of the work by Margaret Kruk and colleagues, published in The Lancet, which informed the Commission published by The Lancet Global Health—High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution. Under development for the past 2 years with a team of 30 commissioners led by Kruk and Muhammed Pate, the Commission concludes that without quality health systems are ineffective and Sustainable Development Goal 3—to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages—will not be achieved.

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