This article argues that the healthcare system is the national level feature most directly linkable to mortality amenable to healthcare. It asks to what extent the strength of educational differences in mortality amenable to healthcare vary among European countries and between European healthcare system types and discusses possible mechanisms connecting healthcare systems, social position, and health. Results indicate that factors located within the healthcare system are relevant for health inequalities, as inequalities in mortality amenable to medical care are present in all healthcare systems.
Authors: H. T. Rydland, E. L. Fjær, T. A. Eikemo, T. Huijts, C. Bambra, C. Wendt, I. Kulhánová, P. Martikainen, C. Dibben, R. Kalėdienė, C. Borrell, M. Leinsalu, M. Bopp, J. P. Mackenbach
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