Health Economics Letter
CANCELLED PROCEDURES: INEQUALITY, INEQUITY AND THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE REFORMS
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 22, Issue 7, pages 870–876, July 2013
How to Cite
Cookson, G., Jones, S. and McIntosh, B. (2013), CANCELLED PROCEDURES: INEQUALITY, INEQUITY AND THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE REFORMS. Health Econ., 22: 870–876. doi: 10.1002/hec.2860
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 31 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 JUL 2011
- cancelled procedures;
- NHS reforms
Using data for every elective procedure in 2007 in the English National Health Service, we found evidence of socioeconomic inequality in the probability of having a procedure cancelled after admission while controlling for a range of patient and provider characteristics. Whether this disparity is inequitable is inconclusive. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.