Healthcare Systems and Health Inequalities

Tuesday 9 March 2021 (14:00-15:30)

Jennie Oldfield


In this seminar, Professor Wendt will provide an overview of different types of healthcare systems and their consequences for access to healthcare, health, and health inequalities.

Healthcare systems, for instance, differ in the way in-patient and out-patient healthcare is organized and how both sectors are related to public health, prevention, and long-term care. Such institutional characteristics, furthermore, result in different levels of protection of high-risk groups as well as patients’ trust in the healthcare system. 


Claus Wendt is Professor of Sociology of Health and Healthcare systems at the University of Siegen. His research interests include international comparisons of welfare states and healthcare systems, health policy and demographic change, and the sociology of health. Professor Wendt is a 2008-09 Harkness/Bosch Fellow of Health Policy & Practice at Harvard School of Public Health and J. F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard’s Center for European Studies.Prior to joining the University of Siegen he was Senior Researcher at the Mannheim Center for European Studies, the University of Bremen, and the University of Heidelberg, where he received his PhD in 2003.

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