Inequality and inequity in health
In both the developed and the developing world, many health systems face significant problems
of inequity in access to or quality of health care.
Even in developed nations with universal coverage, such as Japan or the UK,
inequity can be observed and can produce significant differences in health outcomes
between the poorest and richest members of society.
The department of Global Health Policy works with data from developing and
developed nations to both identify specific health inequities,
and to advance our understanding of how inequality is created,
its health system effects, and the best interventions to ameliorate it.
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