Private Insurance and Unmet Health Needs
Paulina Ucieklak-Jeż , Agnieszka Bem , Paweł Prędkiewicz
AbstractThe aim of research is to estimate the impact of private health insurance schemes on the level of unmet health needs. The study examines the relationship between the subjective availability of health care services and income. The research group (24 European countries) is split into two subgroups on the basis of a role of private health insurance as a source of health system’s financing. We use Gini coefficient to evaluate the level of health inequalities expressed by the perceived availability of the health care benefits. The results confirm a negative relationship between income and unmet health needs, at the same time suggest that the level of unmet health needs is higher in countries where health benefits are financed primarily from public funds.
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|Book||Daszyńska-Żygadło Karolina, Bem Agnieszka, Ryszawska Bożena, Jaki Erika, Hajdikova Tatana (eds.): Finance and Sustainability. Proceedings from the 2nd Finance and Sustainability Conference, Wroclaw 2018, Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, 2020, Springer, ISBN 9783030344009, 364 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-34401-6|
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