Posted by: Johan Mackenbach
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Recently we have published on BMJ a paper about mortality inequalities over two decades in some European countries. The main conclusion of the study showed that trends in inequalities in mortality have been more favorable in most European countries then is commonly assumed. Absolute inequalities have decreased probably more as a side effect of population wide behavioral changes and improvements in prevention and treatment then as an effect of policies explicitly aimed at reducing health inequalities. The BMJ paper illustrates the disagreement among social epidemiologists about whether we... [Read more]
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