Impact of health care system on socioeconomic inequalities in doctor use
AbstractThis study examines the impact of health system characteristics on social inequities in health care use in Europe, using data from national surveys in 13 European countries. Multilevel logistic regression models are estimated to separate the individual level determinants of generalist and specialist use from the health system level and country specific factors. The results suggest that beyond the division between public and private funding and cost-sharing arrangements in health system, the role given to the general practitioners and/or the organization of the primary care might be essential for reducing social inequities in health care utilisation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IRDES institut for research and information in health economics in its series Working Papers with number DT17.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
Date of revision: Sep 2008
Equity; Health system; Doctor utilisation; Multilevel; International;
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