Rodriguez, Ricardo; Ilinca, Stefania; Schmidt, Andrea E. (2017): Inequality and inequity in the use of long-term care service in Europe: Is there reason for concern? Eurohealth, 23 (4). pp. 7-10. ISSN 1356 – 1030

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Abstract

Possible inequalities and inequities in long-term care (LTC) use have thus far been overlooked in health policy. Two recent studies shed light on inequalities and inequities in the use of home care services and informal care, by socio-economic status, across Europe. Evidence suggests that use of home care services mostly reflects need and is therefore equitable. The picture is different for informal care, where use is concentrated among the poor, even after controlling for needs. This raises questions about possible unmet needs and the necessity to consider both informal and formal care when discussing equity in LTC.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reproduced with permission of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Long-term Care, Inequality, Inequity, Informal Care, Home Care
Subjects: OEBIG > Gesundheitsoekonomie und –systemanalyse
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 07:29
URI: https://jasmin.goeg.at/id/eprint/353