Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92699
Authors: 
Honda, Chika
Ohkusa, Yasushi
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 561
Abstract: 
International comparisons of horizontal inequity in health have recently become one of the most pertinent issues in health economics. Japan has not been included in these international comparisons. This omission is rectified in this paper, which focuses on Japan. Moreover, we consider its dynamics over six years from 1992 to 1998. The dynamics has never considered in this fields. In a rigorous international comparison, we cannot find any horizontal inequity in health in Japan and almost similar to Belgium.
Subjects: 
Horizontal Inequity
Japan
International Comparisons
Concentration Index
Needs
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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