Healthcare system and the wealth-health gradient: a comparative study of older populations in six countries.

@article{Maskileyson2014HealthcareSA,
  title={Healthcare system and the wealth-health gradient: a comparative study of older populations in six countries.},
  author={Dina Maskileyson},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={119},
  pages={18-26}
}
The present study provides a comparative analysis of the association between wealth and health in six healthcare systems (Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Israel, the United States). National samples of individuals fifty years and over reveal considerable cross-country variations in health outcomes. In all six countries wealth and health are positively associated. The findings also show that state-based healthcare systems produce better population health outcomes than… CONTINUE READING
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