Hungarian health inequalities regarding accessibility

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Uzzoli, Annamária
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International Research Institute
It can be experienced continuous impreving tendency of some health indicators in Hungary in the last more than 15 years resulting a paradox situation in the run of health indicators. On the one hand, the improvement of health is moderated, so Hungary is lagging behind the most developed European countries. On the other hand, reducing mortality data goes tagether with spatially increasing health inequalities. The aim of the study is to describe health inequalities in Hungary in a way how different facilities in access to health care can influence regional disparities of mortality and morbidity. The paper contains a case study about acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to define the role of access to health care in the Hungarian health inequalities with its regional differences. AMI morbidity and mortality data is appreciate for examination access to health care, beacuse a quick diagnosis in prehospital care, timely interventions and efficient rehabilitation can increase the survival chances of AMI. One of the most important results of this case study is that there are significant ditferences among the different parts of the country aceording to AMI mortality and morbidity data with its spatial inequalities. The scale of these inequalities is influenced by changes in time, spatial distribution and gender balance. There is a remarkable improvement in AMI mortality in Hungary from 2005, but it is associated with increased regional inequality.
egészségügyi egyenlőtlenség - Magyarország , egészségügy - Magyarország , elérhetőség , egészségföldrajz
Karlovitz J T. (szerk.) Selected Papers from Responsibility. Konferencia helye, ideje: Budapest, Magyarország, 2017.12.03-2017.12.04. Komárno: International Research Institute, 2017. pp. 48-54. (ISBN:978-80-89691-48-7)