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Socioeconomic equity in health care utilization in South Korea

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  • Socioeconomic equity in health care utilization in South Korea
  • Rho, Yeunsook
  • University of York


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Title Socioeconomic equity in health care utilization in South Korea
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Author(English)

Rho, Yeunsook

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[York]:University of York

Date 2013-09
Pages 266
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
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Abstract

Study Purpose: This study aims to investigate socioeconomic status (SES) related inequity in health care utilisation in Korea, comparing differences between income, wealth and education dimensions of socioeconomic status and inequity changes between 2005 and 2008, before and after implementation of the health insurance benefit expansion policy in 2006. Research Method: Korean Welfare Panel Study (KOWEPS) data on 14,463 individuals in 2005 and 11,909 in 2008 are used to measure income, wealth and education-related inequity for multiple indicators of health care utilisation with varying depth of coverage in the Korean National Health Insurance program, after regression-based indirect standardization for health care need variables (including age, gender, self-assessed health and chronic conditions). Concentration indices are used for statistical tests and extreme group gaps are used to interpret the magnitude of inequity. [The rest omitted]