Comparability of health care responsiveness in Europe

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serval:BIB_90E305B3A0BC
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Comparability of health care responsiveness in Europe
Journal
Social Indicators Research
Author(s)
Sirven Nicolas, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte, Spagnoli Jacques
ISSN
0303-8300 (Print)
1573-0921 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0303-8300
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
105
Number
2
Pages
255-271
Language
english
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to measure and to correct for the potential incomparability of responses to the SHARE survey on health care responsiveness. A parametric approach based on the use of anchoring vignettes is applied to cross-sectional data (2006-2007) in eleven European countries. More than 7,000 respondents aged 50 years old and over were asked to assess the quality of health care responsiveness in three domains: waiting time for medical treatment, quality of the conditions in visited health facilities, and communication and involvement in decisions about the treatment. Our results suggest that there is reporting heterogeneity across countries and across individuals within countries, and the degree of heterogeneity varies with the health care domain. Although leading countries in terms of health care responsiveness remain among the most successful even after correction for reporting heterogeneity, one may acknowledge many shifts in the ranking of the other countries.
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