Re Let's stop using the phrase "health inequality".
Is it not time that we acknowledged that health inequality is the inevitable and inescapable consequence of socio-economic inequality? And that there is no hope of remedying the former while the latter persists. The history of our NHS, whose main purpose was to reduce health inequality, surely demonstrates this beyond all doubt. As such it might help to abandon the phrase “health inequality” altogether as it implies that its cure lies in new health policies, re-organisation, more expenditure on health etc. whereas the evidence flatly contradicts this approach.
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