Payer nuit gravement à la santé : une étude de l’impact du renoncement financier aux soins sur l’état de santé
AbstractThis article focusses on self-assessed unmet needs for financial reasons. We study its social and economic determinants and its consequences on future health status, from a longitu- dinal dataset: the French Heath, Health care and Insurance Survey (Enquête Santé Protection Sociale). We first show that living standards, access to complementary health insurance and life course factors (past, current and anticipated socioeconomic status) have an impact on self-assessed unmet needs. We then show that self-assessed unmet needs have a detrimental causal effect on future health status, suggesting that financial barriers in access to health care contribute to social health inequalities.
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Date of creation: 2012
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Publication status: Published in Economie publique, 2012, no. 28-29. pp. 123-147.Length: 24 pages
Self assessed unmet needs; social health inequalities; financial access to healthcare services; inégalité de santé; renoncement aux soins; accès financier aux soins;
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- C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
- I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
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- Dourgnon, Paul, 2013. "Evaluation des politiques publiques et inégalités sociales d'accès aux services de santé," Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University, Paris Dauphine University, number 123456789/12221 edited by Wittwer, Jérôme.
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