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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
- disability
- 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


What is the Marmot review?

Study showing inequality: people living in higher socioeconomic groups have higher live expectancy

Suggested proportionate universalism

Actions to prevent health inequalities must start before and continue through life