Table 2

Socioeconomic-related inequity in health care costs
Observed CI Need-predicted CI Horizontal inequity
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Primary care −0.0655* −0.0480* −0.0483* −0.0391* −0.0172* −0.0090*
Specialized outpatient care −0.0764* −0.0676* −0.0454* −0.0417* −0.0310* −0.0259*
Emergency department attendances −0.0927* −0.0720* −0.0664* −0.0552* −0.0263* −0.0168*
Inpatient stays −0.0844* −0.0676* −0.0770* −0.0752* −0.0074 0.0077
Prescriptions −0.0662* −0.0417* −0.0462* −0.0361* −0.0200* −0.0056
Total −0.0753* −0.0597* −0.0569* −0.0533* −0.0184* −0.0065

Observed and need-predicted concentration indices (CIs) and estimates of horizontal inequity in total health care costs.

* p < 0.05.

Orueta et al.

Orueta et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:870   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-870

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