This exposition analyses and contextualises the complex problem of structural inequality in South African health care.
Socio-economic conditions, racial divisions and geographical location are isolated as the main determinants of inequality in the provision, allocation and distribution of health care; the prevailing inequalities are attributed to a wide range of underlying causes, including the absence of a central, binding health policy, the prominent role of apartheid and white domination, the free market and the medical profession, as well as the unique sociocultural set-up of the country.
The urgent need for deliberate strategies to equalise the prevailing disparities and discrepancies is posed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Inégalité, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Système santé, Politique sanitaire, Etude critique, Historique, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inequality, Human, South Africa, Health system, Health policy, Critical study, Case history, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0263274
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.