Annotated Bibliography on Equity in Health, 1980-2001.


:The purposes of this bibliography are to present an overview of the published literature on equity in health and to summarize key articles relevant to the mission of the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH). The intent is to show the directions being taken in health equity research including theories, methods, and interventions to understand the genesis of inequities and their remediation. Therefore, the bibliography includes articles from the health equity literature that focus on mechanisms by which inequities in health arise and approaches to reducing them where and when they exist.


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  • Geographic health inequalities in Norway: a Gini analysis of cross-county differences in mortality from 1980 to 2014.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:This study aims at quantifying the level and changes over time of inequality in age-specific mortality and life expectancy between the 19 Norwegian counties from 1980 to 2014. METHODS:Data on population and mortality by county was obtained from Statistics Norway for 1980-2014. Life expectancy and age-specif...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Skaftun EK,Verguet S,Norheim OF,Johansson KA

    更新日期:2018-05-24 00:00:00

  • Cancer screening among racial/ethnic groups in health centers.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Underserved and low-income population are placed at a disadvantage for receiving necessary cancer screenings. This study aims to measure the rates of receiving three types of cancer screening services, Pap test, mammogram and colorectal cancer screening, among patients seen at U.S. health centers (HCs) to in...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee DC,Liang H,Chen N,Shi L,Liu Y

    更新日期:2020-03-27 00:00:00

  • Potential barriers in healthcare access of the elderly population influenced by the economic crisis and the troika agreement: a qualitative case study in Lisbon, Portugal.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The recent economic and financial crisis in Portugal urged the Portuguese Government in April 2011 to request financial assistance from the troika austerity bail out program to get aid for its government debt. The troika agreement included health reforms and austerity measures of the National Health Service ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Doetsch J,Pilot E,Santana P,Krafft T

    更新日期:2017-10-25 00:00:00

  • Self-rated health inequalities in the intersection of gender, social class and regional development in Spain: exploring contributions of material and psychosocial factors.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Inequalities in health across social class, gender and regional context in Spain are well-known; however, there is a lack of research examining how these dimensions of inequality interact. This study explores self-rated health (SRH) inequalities across intersectional positions of gender, social class and reg...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pedrós Barnils N,Eurenius E,Gustafsson PE

    更新日期:2020-06-05 00:00:00

  • Health status and air pollution related socioeconomic concerns in urban China.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:China is experiencing environmental issues and related health effects due to its industrialization and urbanization. The health effects associated with air pollution are not just a matter of epidemiology and environmental science research, but also an important social science issue. Literature about the rela...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jiao K,Xu M,Liu M

    更新日期:2018-02-05 00:00:00

  • Does the socioeconomic context explain both mortality and income inequality? Prospective register-based study of Norwegian regions.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Studies from various countries have observed worse population health in geographical areas with more income inequality. The psychosocial interpretation of this association is that large income disparities are harmful to health because they generate relative deprivation and undermine social cohesion. An alter...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elstad JI

    更新日期:2011-02-03 00:00:00

  • The impact of health insurance on poverty among rural older adults: an evidence from nine counties of western China.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Older adults are more prone to various diseases. Health insurance becomes effective mechanism to relieve financial burden when the insured is sick. In China, most older adults live in the countryside, and New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme is a kind of health insurance system in rural areas. The relationsh...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhai S,Yuan S,Dong Q

    更新日期:2021-01-25 00:00:00

  • Achieving equity within universal health coverage: a narrative review of progress and resources for measuring success.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Equity should be implicit within universal health coverage (UHC) however, emerging evidence is showing that without adequate focus on measurement of equity, vulnerable populations may continue to receive inadequate or inferior health care. This study undertakes a narrative review which aims to: (i) elucida...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Rodney AM,Hill PS

    更新日期:2014-10-10 00:00:00

  • Bringing stakeholders together for urban health equity: hallmarks of a compromised process.

    abstract::There is a global trend towards the use of ad hoc participation processes that seek to engage grassroots stakeholders in decisions related to municipal infrastructure, land use and services. We present the results of a scholarly literature review examining 14 articles detailing specific cases of these processes to con...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Katz AS,Cheff RM,O'Campo P

    更新日期:2015-11-20 00:00:00

  • The safety of health care for ethnic minority patients: a systematic review.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Evidence to date indicates that patients from ethnic minority backgrounds may experience disparity in the quality and safety of health care they receive due to a range of socio-cultural factors. Although heightened risk of patient safety events is of key concern, there is a dearth of evidence regarding the...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chauhan A,Walton M,Manias E,Walpola RL,Seale H,Latanik M,Leone D,Mears S,Harrison R

    更新日期:2020-07-08 00:00:00

  • The impact and importance of place on health for young people of Pasifika descent in Queensland, Australia: a qualitative study towards developing meaningful health equity indicators.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Health equity is a priority in the global sustainable development agenda. Available health equity indicators often focus on health outcomes, access to healthcare, risk factors and determinants such as income, education, and gender. Less attention has been given to other social determinants, including those r...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Durham J,Fa'avale N,Fa'avale A,Ziesman C,Malama E,Tafa S,Taito T,Etuale J,Yaranamua M,Utai U,Schubert L

    更新日期:2019-06-03 00:00:00

  • Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Despite free healthcare to pregnant women and children under the age of six, access to healthcare has failed to secure better child health outcomes amongst all children of the country. There is growing evidence of socioeconomic gradient on child health outcomes METHODS:The objectives of this study were to m...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nkonki LL,Chopra M,Doherty TM,Jackson D,Robberstad B

    更新日期:2011-04-04 00:00:00

  • Mobile health clinic model in the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and opportunities for policy changes and innovation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Mobile Clinics represent an untapped resource for our healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated its limitations. Mobile health clinic programs in the US already play important, albeit under-appreciated roles in the healthcare system. They provide access to healthcare especially for displaced o...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Attipoe-Dorcoo S,Delgado R,Gupta A,Bennet J,Oriol NE,Jain SH

    更新日期:2020-05-19 00:00:00

  • Participatory health councils and good governance: healthy democracy in Brazil?

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:The Brazilian Government created Participatory Health Councils (PHCs) to allow citizen participation in the public health policy process. PHCs are advisory bodies that operate at all levels of government and that bring together different societal groups to monitor Brazil's health system. Today they are pre...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kohler JC,Martinez MG

    更新日期:2015-02-19 00:00:00

  • Labor and delivery service use: indigenous women's preference and the health sector response in the Chiapas Highlands of Mexico.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Mexico has undertaken important efforts to decrease maternal mortality. Health authorities have introduced intercultural innovations to address barriersfaced by indigenous women accessing professional maternal and delivery services. This study examines, from the perspective of indigenous women, the barriers ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ibáñez-Cuevas M,Heredia-Pi IB,Meneses-Navarro S,Pelcastre-Villafuerte B,González-Block MA

    更新日期:2015-12-23 00:00:00

  • Self-help: What future role in health care for low and middle-income countries?

    abstract::In the debate on 'Third options' for health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries it is proposed that self-help should play a larger role. Self-help is expected to contribute towards improving population health outcomes and reducing government health care expenditure. We review scope and limitations of sel...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 社论


    authors: Nayar K,Kyobutungi C,Razum O

    更新日期:2004-04-15 00:00:00

  • Determinants of immunization inequality among urban poor children: evidence from Nairobi's informal settlements.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Despite the relentless efforts to reduce infant and child mortality with the introduction of the National Expanded Programmes on Immunization (EPI) in 1974, major disparities still exist in immunizations coverage across different population sub-groups. In Kenya, for instance, while the proportion of fully ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Egondi T,Oyolola M,Mutua MK,Elung'ata P

    更新日期:2015-02-27 00:00:00

  • Measuring inequalities in the distribution of the Fiji Health Workforce.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Despite the centrality of health personnel to the health of the population, the planning, production and management of human resources for health remains underdeveloped in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In addition to the general shortage of health workers, there are significant inequalities ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wiseman V,Lagarde M,Batura N,Lin S,Irava W,Roberts G

    更新日期:2017-06-30 00:00:00

  • Double trouble: the impact of multimorbidity and deprivation on preference-weighted health related quality of life a cross sectional analysis of the Scottish Health Survey.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the association between multimorbidity and Preference_Weighted Health Related Quality of Life (PW_HRQoL), a score that combines physical and mental functioning, and how this varies by socioeconomic deprivation and age. DESIGN:The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) is a cross-sectional representativ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lawson KD,Mercer SW,Wyke S,Grieve E,Guthrie B,Watt GC,Fenwick EA

    更新日期:2013-08-20 00:00:00

  • How the government intervention affects the distribution of physicians in Turkey between 1965 and 2000.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:One of the main weaknesses of the health system in Turkey is the uneven distribution of physicians. The diversity among geographical districts was huge in the beginning of the 1960s. After the 1980s, the implementation of a two-year compulsory service for newly graduated physicians is an interesting and sp...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ünal E

    更新日期:2015-01-08 00:00:00

  • Punching above their weight: a network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected - they either punch above or below their weight. Why this is the case has been previously researched but no full explanat...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baum F,Popay J,Delany-Crowe T,Freeman T,Musolino C,Alvarez-Dardet C,Ariyaratne V,Baral K,Basinga P,Bassett M,Bishai DM,Chopra M,Friel S,Giugliani E,Hashimoto H,Macinko J,McKee M,Nguyen HT,Schaay N,Solar O,Thiagara

    更新日期:2018-08-13 00:00:00

  • The association between socioeconomic deprivation and secondary school students' health: findings from a latent class analysis of a national adolescent health survey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The aims of this study were to examine indicators of socioeconomic deprivation among secondary school students and to determine associations between household poverty, neighbourhood deprivation and health indicators. METHODS:Data were from a nationally representative sample of 8500 secondary school students...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Denny S,Lewycka S,Utter J,Fleming T,Peiris-John R,Sheridan J,Rossen F,Wynd D,Teevale T,Bullen P,Clark T

    更新日期:2016-07-16 00:00:00

  • Malaria prevention measures in Burkina Faso: distribution and households expenditures.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The provision of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) is widely accepted in Burkina Faso thanks to large-scale national distribution campaigns. However, household also use other methods of prevention. Thus far, there is little knowledge about the expenditures of these malaria prevention methods, particularly in c...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bocoum FY,Belemsaga D,Adjagba A,Walker D,Kouanda S,Tinto H

    更新日期:2014-11-07 00:00:00

  • Unique challenges for health equity in Latin America: situating the roles of priority-setting and judicial enforcement.

    abstract::Overcoming continuing polarization regarding judicial enforcement of health rights in Latin America requires clarifying divergent normative and political premises, addressing the lack of reliable empirical data, and establishing the conditions for fruitful inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary dialogue. ...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamin AE,Pichon-Riviere A,Bergallo P

    更新日期:2019-07-04 00:00:00

  • How are individual-level social capital and poverty associated with health equity? A study from two Chinese cities.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:A growing body of literature has demonstrated that higher social capital is associated with improved health conditions. However, some research indicated that the association between social capital and health was substantially attenuated after adjustment for material deprivation. Studies exploring the associa...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sun X,Rehnberg C,Meng Q

    更新日期:2009-02-15 00:00:00

  • "We are called the et cetera": experiences of the poor with health financing reforms that target them in Kenya.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Through a number of healthcare reforms, Kenya has demonstrated its intention to extend financial risk protection and service coverage for poor and vulnerable groups. These reforms include the provision of free maternity services, user-fee removal in public primary health facilities and a health insurance sub...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kabia E,Mbau R,Oyando R,Oduor C,Bigogo G,Khagayi S,Barasa E

    更新日期:2019-06-24 00:00:00

  • The impact of a bundled policy intervention on improving the performance of rural healthcare in China.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The strategy of health policy has been changed for improving the performances to meeting the increasing healthcare demands. However, limited evidences were found to prove that the bundled payment was valid for service delivering in public sector. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a bun...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wu J,Li X,Song Y,Shao H,Shi Q,Qin D,Xie S,Shi L

    更新日期:2016-03-10 00:00:00

  • Exploring perceptions, barriers, and enablers for delivery of primary ear and hearing care by community health workers: a photovoice study in Mukono District, Uganda.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Hearing loss is a prevalent but neglected disease, especially in low- or middle-income countries. The role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to deliver primary ear and hearing care has been explored in several studies from a technical standpoint, but understanding perceptions, barriers, and enablers of such...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: O'Donovan J,Namanda AS,Hamala R,Winters N,Bhutta MF

    更新日期:2020-05-07 00:00:00

  • Invited commentary: The Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.

    abstract::Despite being the wealthiest and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States has the greatest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths. What accounts for this failure? The dismantling of the country's public health infrastructure has crippled contact tracing and exacerbated inequality...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Holtzman NAT

    更新日期:2021-01-04 00:00:00

  • Characteristics of the population eligible for and receiving publicly funded bariatric surgery in Canada.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Bariatric surgery is the most effective current treatment for severe obesity. Capacity to perform surgery within Canada's public health system is limited and potential candidates face protracted wait times. A better understanding of the gaps between demand for surgery and the capacity to provide it is requir...

    journal_title:International journal for equity in health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Padwal RS,Chang HJ,Klarenbach S,Sharma AM,Majumdar SR

    更新日期:2012-09-18 00:00:00