Access to healthcare: measuring unmet needs
News | 09 November 2023 Access to healthcare: measuring unmet needs

In 2019, around 40% of Portuguese people with health needs had at least one situation in which they were unable to access healthcare, a figure substantially higher than the European average of 26%, which puts Portugal in an unfavourable position compared to other European countries. The lack of access to healthcare in Portugal is mainly due to financial difficulties, with access to oral health and mental health care being particularly problematic.

👉 The full report can be found here: See full report in Portuguese

This report is part of the Social Equity Initiative, a partnership between Fundación "la Caixa" , Banco BPI, and Nova School of Business and Economics.

Author of the study: Pedro Pita Barros and Eduardo Costa

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