El adulto mayor y la universalidad de la salud: Análisis de desigualdad basado en una comparación entre los diferentes grupos de edad

Karla Hernández-Villafuerte
2020 Estudios de Economía Aplicada  
Costa Rica accounts for one of the best healthcare systems in Latin-American. However, the combination between the increase in socioeconomic inequalities and the ageing of the population raises some concerns about the possibility of an increase in healthcare inequalities. This is a consequence of the positive relationship between socioeconomic conditions and health status which has been demonstrated in previous studies. Therefore, the aim here is to examine the inequalities in health presented
more » ... n health presented in Costa Rica, and to compare the differences between elderly (aged 60 or over) and other age groups. Health Inequalities are measured through the Erreygers Concentration Index. This index is broken down into individual factors that could make a significant contribution to the creation of inequalities in health. Significant socioeconomic inequalities in health have been found, with the proportion of healthy people higher among the rich than among the poor, with differences being particularly significant between 50 and 69 year olds.
doi:10.25115/eea.v32i3.3248 fatcat:c5qh4sglzja3ppms6wstpb7btu