Hidden Health Crisis. Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data Cover Image

Hidden Health Crisis. Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data
Hidden Health Crisis. Health Inequalities and Disaggregated Data

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: inequalities in health-care; health-care for Roma;
Summary/Abstract: This report identifies differences between Roma and non-Roma in access to health and in health outcomes, through the collection of disaggregated data in households across Romania in 2013. Some of the differences which emerge are extreme – Roma live on average 16 years less, are more susceptible to serious medical conditions, and are less likely to have access to medical attention or be able to afford the costs of medicines when compared with the rest of Romania’s population. The European Roma Rights Centre has undertaken this research to highlight a key problem in health initiatives for Roma across Europe – a lack of data. Through the lens of health inequality, the report highlights the need for all states to collect and publish disaggregated data in order to measure all inequalities between groups within the state and the effectiveness of any measures taken to address existing inequalities. There is a clear need for disaggregated data in order to demonstrate the scope of discrimination Roma face and to develop and implement targeted policy measures to address this situation.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-963-89916-0-7
  • Page Count: 63
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English