Precupețu și Pop 1/2016

Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology), Vol. XIV, no. 1/2016, pp. 45-60.


SR 1 2016 copertaThe Role of Access to Healthcare in Self-rated Health in Romania, from a European Comparative Perspective

Iuliana Precupețu*, Cosmina-Elena Pop**

*Research Institute for Quality of Life, Calea 13 Septembrie nr. 13, Sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania. E-mail: Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea.

**Research Institute for Quality of Life, Calea 13 Septembrie nr. 13, Sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania. E-mail: Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea.

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  1. Iuliana Precupețu and Cosmina-Elena Pop. The Role of Access to Healthcare in Self-rated Health in Romania, from a European Comparative Perspective. Sociologie Românească XIV(1):45-60, 2016. BibTeX

    @article{,
    	author = "Precupețu, Iuliana and Pop, Cosmina-Elena",
    	title = "The Role of Access to Healthcare in Self-rated Health in Romania, from a European Comparative Perspective",
    	journal = "Sociologie Românească",
    	volume = "XIV",
    	number = 1,
    	pages = "45-60",
    	abstract = "This paper investigates the contribution of the socioeconomic status and access to healthcare toward subjective health in Romania, when compared to two groups of countries: the Central and Eastern European, and the Nordic and Western countries. This data come from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) 2012. Two models are examined, with the help of logistic regression: one testing the contribution of socioeconomic status on self-rated health, and one testing the influence of access to healthcare on self-rated health. In line with previous research, the results showed that the socioeconomic status contributes significantly to the health status in Romania, as well as the two country groups, although there was evidence of greater social and economic inequalities in Romania. Similarly, access to healthcare was proven to be a key universal factor influencing self-rated health, but in Romania, it showed a higher extent of variation in the self-perceived general health.",
    	keywords = "access to healthcare; health inequalities; EQLS",
    	year = 2016
    }
    

Abstract: This paper investigates the contribution of the socioeconomic status and access to healthcare toward subjective health in Romania, when compared to two groups of countries: the Central and Eastern European, and the Nordic and Western countries. This data come from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) 2012. Two models are examined, with the help of logistic regression: one testing the contribution of socioeconomic status on self-rated health, and one testing the influence of access to healthcare on self-rated health. In line with previous research, the results showed that the socioeconomic status contributes significantly to the health status in Romania, as well as the two country groups, although there was evidence of greater social and economic inequalities in Romania. Similarly, access to healthcare was proven to be a key universal factor influencing self-rated health, but in Romania, it showed a higher extent of variation in the self-perceived general health.

Keywords: access to healthcare; health inequalities; EQLS.

Cuvinte-cheie: acces la servicii de îngrijire a sănătății; inegalități în sănătate; EQLS.