Measuring Healthcare Inequities using the Gini Index

  title={Measuring Healthcare Inequities using the Gini Index},
  author={Donald J. Berndt and John W. Fisher and Rama V. Rajendrababu and James Studnicki},
This paper analyzes and compares socioeconomic inequalities in the use of healthcare services by the elderly in four South-American cities: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Montevideo (Uruguay) and San Pablo (Brazil). We use data from SABE, a survey on Health, Well-being and Aging administered in several Latin American cities in 2000. After having accounted for socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare needs, we find socioeconomic inequities favoring the rich in the use of preventive… CONTINUE READING