Socioeconomic differences in waiting times for elective surgery: a population-based retrospective study

@inproceedings{Petrelli2012SocioeconomicDI,
  title={Socioeconomic differences in waiting times for elective surgery: a population-based retrospective study},
  author={Alessio Petrelli and Giuliana De Luca and Tania Landriscina and Giuseppe Costa},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Widespread literature on inequity in healthcare access and utilization has been published, but research on socioeconomic differences in waiting times is sparse and the evidence is fragmentary and controversial. The objective of the present study is the analysis of the relationship between individual socioeconomic level and waiting times for in-hospital elective surgery. METHODS We retrospectively studied the waiting times experienced by patients registered on hospital waiting lists… CONTINUE READING
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