Subjective perceptions of unmet need for health care in Europe – Findings from the 2014 European Social Survey
This study examines what factors are associated with unmet need, as well as how reasons for unmet need are distributed across socioeconomic and demographic groups in Europe. The results show that even though health care coverage is universal in many European welfare states, financial strain appeared as a major determinant for European citizens’ access to health care. This may suggest that higher income groups are able to bypass waiting lists.
Authors: E. L. Fjær, P. Stornes, L. V. Borisova, C. L. McNamara, T. A. Eikemo
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