Health care utilization in Ecuador: A multilevel analysis of socio-economic determinants and inequality issues
Author(s)/Editor(s): López-Cevallos DF, Chunhuei Chi
Publisher/Organizer: Health Policy and Planning
Publication date: 2009
“This article examines socio-economic determinants and inequality of health care utilization in Ecuador. Despite health reform efforts in Latin America, drastic socio-economic inequalities persist across the region, including Ecuador. Almost a third of Ecuador's population lack regular access to health services, while more than two-thirds have no health insurance and insufficient resources to pay for health care services.
Using Andersen's model of health care utilization behaviour, relevant variables were selected from the 2004 National Demographic and Maternal & Child Health Survey (ENDEMAIN) household survey."