Health inequalities and the poor: disadvantaged in every way

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): F.Booysen, T.Gordon, C.Hongoro
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, INEQUALITY, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10462

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Abstract

As South Africa embarks on the implementation of NHI to achieve UHC, monitoring inequalities in the health system is of paramount importance. This policy brief provides an outline of the extent of socioeconomic inequality in various dimensions of access to healthcare, using the 2012 South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.