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Unfair Inequalities in Health Care: A Critical Appraisal under a Multifarious Approach

Capelas Barbosa, E; Pires Barbosa, A; Mello Costa De Liberal, M; Dobbins Abi Rached, C; (2018) Unfair Inequalities in Health Care: A Critical Appraisal under a Multifarious Approach. European Journal of Scientific Research , 151 (1) pp. 122-128. Green open access

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Abstract

There are many factors can influence the inequalities in health care, for example is unequal opportunities in education or employment. It is believed the social determinants of health are causal factors for which inequalities are unjust. Measuring causal variables in this context requires measuring unfair inequalities which implies the distinction categories of variables: namely legitimate effort, legitimate circumstance, illegitimate effort, illegitimate circumstance. The lifestyle is a classic example of inequality as legitimate circumstance because the population can choose. Evaluate measures so as unjust inequality measures in health and care delivery is necessary because the distribution of the variables may reflect fairness. The aim of this study therefore was to reflect on the methods of measurement the inequality for health care. It is an analysis of these methods as the persistence of unjust inequalities no longer exclusively the countries of the "third world" or "developing." Our conclude that there are various methods of analysis the unfair inequalities in health and health care but the method of multivariate analysis is more appropriate to allow different ethical positions.

Type: Article
Title: Unfair Inequalities in Health Care: A Critical Appraisal under a Multifarious Approach
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.europeanjournalofscientificresearch.co...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Equity in health care delivery; Health inequality; Social welfare
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10065118
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