The extent to which patients follow the health advice they receive. Comprehensiveness

A characteristic of a health care system that is commonly desired or sometimes (as in Canada) required by statute. It relates to the range of services that are or ought to be provided, typically including all those deemed 'medically necessary' (which is not equivalent to 'cost-effective') and covering inpatient and outpatient care, and community-based services including pharmacy, dentistry and ophthalmic services. Cf. Universality.

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