Time to care: tackling health inequalities through primary care

Norbury, M., Mercer, S.W. , Gillies, J., Furler, J. and Watt, G.C.M. (2011) Time to care: tackling health inequalities through primary care. Family Practice, 28(1), pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq118)

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Abstract

Health inequalities are systematic, socially produced and unfair: systematic because the differences in health outcomes are not randomly distributed but rather show a consistent pattern across the socio-economic spectrum; socially produced because no Law of Nature decrees that the poor should endure greater ill health and premature mortality than the rich, and unfair because they are maintained by unjust social arrangements—arrangements which mean, for instance, that the chances of survival for many children are determined by the socio-economic position into which they are born.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Family Practice following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Norbury, M., Mercer, S.W., Gillies, J., Furler, J. and Watt, G.C.M. (2011) Time to care: tackling health inequalities through primary care. Family Practice, 28 (1). pp. 1-3, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmq118
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mercer, Professor Stewart and Watt, Professor Graham
Authors: Norbury, M., Mercer, S.W., Gillies, J., Furler, J., and Watt, G.C.M.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Family Practice
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0263-2136
ISSN (Online):1460-2229
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 The Authors
First Published:First published in Family Practice 28(1):1-3
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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