Measurement of Inequity in Health Care with Heterogeneous Response of Use to Need
We propose a method of measuring and decomposing inequity in health care utilisation that allows for heterogeneity in the use-need relationship. This makes explicit inequity that derives from unequal treatment response to variation in need, as well as that due to differential effects of non-need determinants. Under plausible conditions concerning heterogeneity in the use-need relationship and the distribution of need, existing methods that impose homogeneity will underestimate pro-rich inequity. This prediction is confirmed for four low-middle income Asian countries.
|Keywords||decomposition, equity, health care|
Van de Poel, E., van Doorslaer, E.K.A., & O'Donnell, O.A.. (2011). Measurement of Inequity in Health Care with Heterogeneous Response of Use to Need (No. TI 2011-155/3). Discussion paper / Tinbergen Institute (pp. 1–35). Tinbergen Institute. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/26864