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El análisis de las desigualdades en salud: una breve revisión de los métodos

By Andrew M. Jones, Ángel López Nicolás, Cristina Hernández-Quevedo and Nigel Rice


The reduction of health inequalities is one of the most common policy aims of health systems worldwide. Economists have responded to this challenge by developing empirical methods that provide useful ways to quantify the degree of inequality in the distribution of measures of health, to compare health inequalities across space and time, to identify the factors that drive health inequalities and to simulate the effects on health inequalities of alternative policy scenarios. This paper offers a concise review of the most recent and relevant methods in this fast growing area of research, pointing the reader to both seminal work and interesting empirical applications

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Información Comercial Española
Year: 2008
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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