What is it about?
Health care is essential for persons living with long-term health conditions. In this paper, we identify what are the barriers to access care by income group in 20 countries.
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Why is it important?
We study the case of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI combines a high level of physical impairment with a series of chronic illness, characteristic that makes this group one of the most vulnerables: high-needs and high-costs. Thus, SCI could serve as an index case to analyze how the health system respond to people facing disability.
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This page is a summary of: Unmet health care needs and inequality: A cross‐country comparison of the situation of people with spinal cord injury, Health Services Research, August 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13738.
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