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Do income effects mask social and behavioural factors when looking at universal health care provision?

Authors
  • Sabates, Ricardo
  • Feinstein, Leon
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of public health
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
53
Issue
1
Pages
23–30
Identifiers
PMID: 18522366
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presence of income effects on the uptake of blood pressure checks may be due to factors associated with income, such as stress or lifestyles, rather than income per se. A permanent income effect on dental health care in Britain, which is not free of charge, could indicate the possibility of economic constraints to service uptake, but it does not guarantee that income is the only factor that matters as there may important cultural and behavioural barriers.

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