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The Evolution of Income-Related Inequalities in Health Care Utilization in Switzerland over Time

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dc.creator Leu, Robert E.
dc.creator Schellhorn, Martin
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:11:14Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:11:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20582
dc.identifier ppn:472610449
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20582
dc.description This study investigates equity in access to health care in Switzerland over time, using nationwide representative survey data from 1982, 1992, 1997 and 2002. Both simple quintile distributions and concentration indices are used to assess horizontal equity, i.e. the extent to which adults in equal need for medical care appear to have equal rates of medical care utilization. Looking at each of the four survey years separately the results indicate that by and large, there is little or no inequity in use except with respect to specialist visits which are clearly pro rich distributed as in most other OECD countries. We neither find much significant variation over time despite the fact that the share of health care has grown from close to 8% to more than 11% over this period and that a major reform of the health care system has taken place in 1996.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1316
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject I10
dc.subject I12
dc.subject D32
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject health care utilization
dc.subject inequality
dc.subject Gesundheitsversorgung
dc.subject Einkommensverteilung
dc.subject Soziale Gerechtigkeit
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Schweiz
dc.title The Evolution of Income-Related Inequalities in Health Care Utilization in Switzerland over Time
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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