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The effects of neoliberal policies on access to healthcare for people with disabilities

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, November 2017
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Title
The effects of neoliberal policies on access to healthcare for people with disabilities
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12939-017-0699-3
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Authors

Dikaios Sakellariou, Elena S. Rotarou

Abstract

Neoliberal reforms lead to deep changes in healthcare systems around the world, on account of their emphasis on free market rather than the right to health. People with disabilities can be particularly disadvantaged by such reforms, due to their increased healthcare needs and lower socioeconomic status. In this article, we analyse the impacts of neoliberal reforms on access to healthcare for disabled people. This article is based on a critical analytical review of the literature and on two case studies, Chile and Greece. Chile was among the first countries to introduce neoliberal reforms in the health sector, which led to health inequalities and stratification of healthcare services. Greece is one of the most recent examples of countries that have carried out extensive changes in healthcare, which have resulted in a deterioration of the quality of healthcare services. Through a review of the policies performed in these two countries, we propose that the pathways that affect access to healthcare for disabled people include: a) Policies directly or indirectly targeting healthcare, affecting the entire population, including disabled people; and b) Policies affecting socioeconomic determinants, directly or indirectly targeting disabled people, and indirectly impacting access to healthcare. The power differentials produced through neoliberal policies that focus on economic rather than human rights indicators, can lead to a category of disempowered people, whose health needs are subordinated to the markets. The effects of this range from catastrophic out-of-pocket payments to compromised access to healthcare. Neoliberal reforms can be seen as a form of structural violence, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable parts of the population - such as people with disabilities - and curtailing access to basic rights, such as healthcare.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 188 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 5%
Other 33 18%
Unknown 53 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 35 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 10%
Psychology 12 6%
Arts and Humanities 6 3%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 62 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2022.
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