Deprivation, Healthcare Accessibility and Satisfaction: Geographical Context and Scale Implications
Pablo Francisco Cabrera Barona, Thomas Blaschke y Gabriel Gaona (published in 2023-01-11 by sandra rochina )
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Cabrera Barona, Pablo Francisco, Thomas Blaschke y Gabriel Gaona. 2018. Deprivation, Healthcare Accessibility and Satisfaction: Geographical Context and Scale Implications. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 11. 313-332 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-017-9221-y.
Indices explaining health phenomena are important tools for identifying and investigating health inequalities and to support policy making. Some of these indices are expressed at area-level, and the investigation of the areal influences of these indices on individual health outcomes have scale and geographical contextual implications that need to be assessed. In this study we calculated two area-level indices: one deprivation index and one index of healthcare accessibility. Using multilevel modelling, we calculated the area-level influences of these indices on an individual-level index of healthcare satisfaction considering three kinds of areas or contexts: a context of deprivation, a context of healthcare accessibility and a context combining the two characteristics of healthcare accessibility and deprivation.