Socio-economic differences in the utilisation of health services in Belgium.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate socio-economic differences in the use of health services in Belgium and to explore to what extent eventual socio-economic inequalities are explained by differences in demographic determinants and health needs.DESIGN: Data was obtained from the 1997 Belgian national Health Interview Survey. In this survey information was collected on the health status, the life style and the medical consumption of a representative sample of the Belgian non-institutionalised population consisting of 8560 Belgian inhabitants aged 15 years and over.RESULTS: Lower socio-economic groups …

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