Flashcards in Week 109 - Inequalities in health Deck (5):
What is health?
Complete physical, mental and social wellbeing
Not merely just being disease free
What is health inequality?
Difference in health status of individuals and groups which may be attributed to factors such as:
- socioeconomic status
- age, sex, ethnicity
- mental health issues
What is health inequity?
Unfair differences that are potentially avoidable
What is the inverse care law?
The availability of good medical care tends to be inversely related to the needs of the population it serves
i.e. best healthcare available to the healthiest population