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Exploring socio-economic inequalities in the use of medicines: is the relation mediated by health status?

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Summary of "Exploring socio-economic inequalities in the use of medicines: is the relation mediated by health status?"

This study evaluated mediating effects of the health status on the association between socio-economic status (SES) and medicine use. It was hypothesized that more privileged people show a reduced use of medicines, as compared with the underprivileged, because of their superior health status. It was further hypothesized that people may apply medication based on their type of health complaint (ill physical versus mental status).

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Name: Public health
ISSN: 1476-5616
Pages: 1-9

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