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Universal health care no guarantee of equity: comparison of socioeconomic inequalities in the receipt of coronary procedures in patients with acute myocardial infarction and angina

Korda, Rosemary J.; Clements, Mark S.; Kelman, Christopher William

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BACKGROUND: In Australia there is a socioeconomic gradient in morbidity and mortality favouring socioeconomically advantaged people, much of which is accounted for by ischaemic heart disease. This study examines if Australia's universal health care system, with its mixed public/private funding and delivery model, may actually perpetuate this inequity. We do this by quantifying and comparing socioeconomic inequalities in the receipt of coronary procedures in patients with acute myocardial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-12-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/1098
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/1098
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-460

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