In planning healthcare reforms increasing attention has been focused on the issue of equity.
Inequities in the provision of healthcare exist even in relatively egalitarian societies.
Poverty is still one of the major contributors to ill health and there are many powerful influences in society that continue to thwart the goal of a maximally equitable system for the provision of healthcare.
The principles of equity in a healthcare system have been well articulated in recent years.
It is incumbent on healthcare professionals who understand the issues to join the efforts towards a more humane and equitable healthcare system in their societies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Distribution, Soin, Statut social, Pauvreté, Inégalité, Equité, Politique sanitaire, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Distribution, Care, Social status, Poverty, Inequality, Equity, Health policy, Sweden, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0385743
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.