Share of population eligible for health care benefits (in-kind) under public programmes.
In addition to the notion of coverage being how many people have benefits, the notion of the kinds and extent of benefits is used.
World Health Organization. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Glossary. 2009.
The extent of interaction between the service and the people for whom it is intended.
Coverage is not to be limited to a particular aspect of service provision, but ranges from resource allocation to the achievement of the desired objective.